Health and Wellness: Don’t Let Thanksgiving Dinner Spoil Your Diet

With the holiday season in full swing, temperatures are cooler, leaves are falling, and our tables are filling up with our favorite hearty dishes. Healthy eating seems to get much more difficult during the fall and winter seasons. Whether it’s the stuffed turkey family recipe or your grandmother’s special pumpkin pie, sometimes it’s tough to pass up those holiday treats that only come once a year. While it’s alright to indulge in your favorite foods at family dinners, Dr. David Whiteman understands the role  a healthy diet can play in one’s quality of life and shares some tips to avoid unwanted pounds and still celebrate this season.Health and Wellness: Don’t Let Thanksgiving Dinner Spoil Your Diet

•  Don’t start off starving. Don’t arrive at the Thanksgiving table hungry. Snack on healthy, filling foods and drink plenty of water so you’ll be less tempted to overeat. It’s also easy to confuse hunger with thirst, so staying hydrated will help you feel full.

•  Portion your foods. There’s no need to pile your plate high with every dish at the table. Be sure to fill it first with healthier choices such as vegetables instead of dishes covered in cheese or sauce. Sample small portions and leave a little space for heavier offerings.

•  Be present during dinner. Engage in conversation and pace yourself while eating. It’s easy to get lost in unconscious eating with all the activity of a feast. Don’t rush through eating so you can go for seconds. Tune in to when your body knows it’s full.

•  Go for a walk. Don’t head straight to the couch or bed after dinner. Head outside for a walk and burn some of those Thanksgiving calories.

Whether or not you’ve had plastic surgery, it is important to follow a proper diet and engage in regular exercise to ensure you look and feel your best. Dr. Whiteman encourages you to follow his blog for more health tips and plastic surgery updates. If you haven’t already, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.


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Mother- Daughter Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery patients come in a variety of ages, shapes, and sizes. As each patient has different needs for surgery, Dr. David Whiteman discusses their individual goals to provide the most natural-looking results possible.

top-facial-plastic-surgeon-atlanta-gaYou may have seen in the recent news an uptick in mothers and daughters receiving plastic surgery at the same time. Although this may seem like an interesting way to bond, it’s not as uncommon as you may think. According to 2005 statistics by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, there has been a significant increase in the number of people getting surgery with a partner.

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Whiteman understands that cosmetic surgery is an important and thoughtful decision ultimately made by the patient.  Sharing that experience and comfort with someone you care about can make that process even more meaningful.

Whether or not you choose to have cosmetic surgery at the same time as a loved one, the recommended procedures will differ depending on your individual desires and goals. For example, one patient may be more concerned with addressing signs of aging with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or liposuction of double chin whereas their loved one may be more concerned with eliminating stubborn fat with a tummy tuck or a breast lift to restore perkier breasts.

If you are considering a cosmetic procedure please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Be sure to check out our before and after gallery to see patients’ procedure results. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and information.