Tip# 139: Give Away Leftovers! Stay Slim Through The Holidays 5 Ways

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Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers Can Turn into Lovely Soups so you can enjoy Thanksgiving but stay healthy and fit
Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers Can Turn into Lovely Soups so you can enjoy Thanksgiving but stay healthy and fit

In tip#139 of my book, "Diet Simple," I share a little reminder that... it's not the holiday meal that puts the weight on, it's eating the high calorie leftovers again... and again... and again... on Friday... Saturday... Sunday... and beyond... Get rid of them (I'm pretty sure a homeless shelter would appreciate them)! But keep the tasty and healthy turkey, bones, and veggies to make a yummy soup that'll soothe your loved ones' souls - and bodies.

Splurging is great. but I recommend you get back to normal eating as soon as possible. Think of the Thanksgiving feast as one lovely day, and then, indulge yourself with the love of friends and family the rest of the weekend. Besides, isn't love, friendship and thankfulness the most important parts of the holidays?

Soup is perfect for 5 reasons...

Soups are an especially good use for your leftovers. Why? They are satisfying in many ways: First, they are easy to throw together (as an example, Goody's Vegetable Soup in "Diet Simple"). Second, psychologically, soups warm your body and soul. Third, physically, they are yummy and filling, yet low in calories. Fourth, Soups made with Thanksgiving leftovers are brimming with nourishment from the most nutrient-dense foods available: veggies! And fifth, eating soups slows you down, calms you, helps you eat more leisurely, and mindfully. And mindfulness helps your body and mind in surprising  ways.

I've written about the "Science of Slimming Soups," in Diet Simple and on my blog, and you'll be amazed at the results!