Tips for Less Bloating on Thanksgiving

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It is officially NOVEMBER! Which means it is also officially our favorite time of the year: the holiday season. Family, friends, Thanksgiving, yummy food and more, what else could you ask for?! This is a time of love and joy, and dealing with gut symptoms shouldn’t stop you from feeling all the happiness that the holidays bring. You shouldn’t feel alone in this time of togetherness, so we are here to help!

If you have been dreading Thanksgiving because of your gut issues, look no further. Today let’s talk about how to have a gut-friendly Thanksgiving. Let’s get into some tips and tricks that will help you enjoy every minute of the holiday, but will also leave you feeling your best!

Let’s talk about breakfast first...

No skipping the most important meal of the day! A lot of people may skip breakfast to “save room” for the feast later, but this can actually make your symptoms worse. So, wake up, eat normally, and your body will thank you! Don’t forget to include high fiber carbs, healthy fat, protein, and color to start the day off strong! Try an egg frittata that you can easily add your favorite veggies to. Or maybe a loaf of homemade banana bread with added flaxseed and collagen peptides. Find a favorite banana bread recipe below!

Lunch before Thanksgiving...

We are still choosing to nourish ourselves even on the special day of Thanksgiving. Having a balanced lunch will keep you from overeating later and will optimize your gut health! Try getting in some extra veggies during lunch so that your meals are balanced later in the day. A dark leafy green salad with chickpeas, chopped apples, and walnuts for some crunch (and healthy fats) could be an awesome option.

And now… the star of the show: the FEAST! Treat yourself with kindness and do not feel down on yourself if you eat more than you usually do! Now let’s build our plate together:

  • Fill ½ your plate with veggies (check out our fav recipes below for ideas!)
  • ¼ of your plate should be high fiber carbs, remember: fiber is your friend!! Maybe some roasted potato wedges with rosemary and thyme… YUM!
  • The other ¼ should be protein: roasted turkey, ham, deviled eggs, the list goes on!
  • Last but not least: DESSERT! Check out those recipes below for what I will be having on Turkey Day this year.

Recipes to check out for gut-friendly inspo:

The Best Gluten-free Banana Bread

Roasted Brussel Sprouts 

Roasted Butternut Squash 

Green Bean Casserole 

Gluten-free Dairy-free Mashed Potatoes

Gluten-free Apple Crisp

Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie

If you are still feeling like you need EXTRA gut support throughout the festivities, try out The Gut Soother and The Digester. This product will help heal and seal your gut lining so that your gut isn’t feeling aggravated or inflamed from all the yummy goodies!

Thanksgiving can be tricky for someone who feels trapped by their gut issues, but let's be free together!! These tips and tricks will keep your gut and your loved ones happy and healthy! Be kind to yourself, enjoy the day, and remember why you are doing this…for YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving from GutPersonal!

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