Nov 21, 2017
Maimonides expert offers advice for enjoying a happy and healthy holiday meal
On Thanksgiving Day, overindulgence is often part of the holiday ritual, and usually accompanied by a side of indigestion or heartburn. There are several measures you can take to help your body properly digest your holiday feast.
Dr. Ira Mayer, Director of Gastroenterology at Maimonides, shares advice for what you can do before, during and after your holiday meal to help aid digestion.
Before Thanksgiving Dinner
Don’t skip earlier meals to “save room” for hors d’oeuvres and dinner – eat a sensible breakfast and lunch so that you are not starving at dinner time. “A hungry body overloaded with too much food at once won't properly metabolize the meal,” explains Dr. Mayer.
It’s important to maintain your regular physical activity level on Thanksgiving. Whether you break a sweat at the ...