LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The joy of Thanksgiving can be a wonderful experience. However, for those who struggle with weight issues, it can also be a challenge. With so many delicious holiday treats at your fingertips, slipping into poor eating habits is all too easy. Fortunately for those in Southern California, the network of board certified health and wellness professionals at Beverly Hills Physicians is always available to provide assistance through effective weight loss surgery and simple, helpful advice. Their team has positively impacted the lives of many patients with gastric sleeve surgery and a host of other weight loss, health and beauty solutions. Whether you're considering a lap band this holiday season, or you're looking for tips that keep you from gaining excess holiday pounds, the BHP team is here to help.
Thanksgiving is without a doubt one of the most enjoyable days of the year. The warm, joyful feelings that come from being surrounded by family, friends and loved ones are only enhanced by the enchanting aromas, sights and sounds that are found during the festive holiday season. Of course, for many people, no Thanksgiving would be complete without a big, traditional turkey dinner that features home-cooked favorites like stuffing, gravy, and spicy pumpkin or apple pie.
With so much to do, it is easy to skip meals, especially when you're already looking forward to a big feast. That's why BHP weight loss specialists recommend eating a small meal in the morning – a simple tip that will provide you with more control over your appetite when you sit down to the delicious dinner.
The medical experts at BHP also remind that a yummy holiday feast doesn't necessarily have to be rich in calories and fat. If you're going to be cooking over the holidays, consider using fat-free broth to baste the turkey and make gravy. Simply switching out olive oil for vegetable oil also provides a healthy alternative with no loss of flavor or texture. Further still, yogurt or fat-free sour cream can be an ideal option for creamy mashed potatoes that don't leave your guests feeling stuffed at the meal's end.
For those who have recently undergone bariatric treatment at BHP, their empathetic medical staff will always remain on hand to answer any questions regarding holiday eating. For example, if you're ready to begin eating solid foods again by Thanksgiving, remember to take at least 20 to 30 minutes to eat a meal. If you feel nausea or pain under your breastbone, you may be eating too quickly.
While Thanksgiving dinner is filled with wonderful treats, a big meal isn't the only way you can enjoy the company of your family. A walk around the block with grandma and grandpa or a spirited game of football in the yard with your nieces and nephews might be the perfect way to get some exercise and burn calories – allowing you to enjoy your meal while still leading an active lifestyle.
Where you go matters – by choosing to visit a BHP specialist in your area, you're taking an invaluable step towards ensuring a happy and healthy holiday season. No matter how you choose to spend your Thanksgiving, remember that during the holidays and throughout the year, the medical experts at Beverly Hills Physicians are available to provide life-changing weight loss solutions. For a free consultation with their warm and empathetic medical team, check out BHP's website at www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com or call them at 800-788-1416.
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