Fasting and Feasting: Your Thanksgiving Roundup

Before you chow down, gobble up these articles—here’s to a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.

We’re all for indulging on Thanksgiving (hence preparing with the #FastBeforeTheFeast), but some might want to avoid going all in on carbs this Thursday—hello, blood sugar spikes. That’s why we’ve brainstormed some smart swaps that will still give you all the holiday feels. Check out more on the impact of high-carb meals and recipes that are as tasty as they are glycemic-index friendly.
If you’ve been fasting in preparation for the feast, check out what foods to eat—and which to avoid—when breaking your fast. Hint: breaking your fast with a small, metabolism-friendly meal in advance of the feast is recommended.
How do you enjoy a Thanksgiving bonanza without spiking your blood sugar through the stratosphere? Check out the “ideal” typical Turkey Day foods to fill up your plate, and in what proportion. Protein is obviously a big player here, but you can still enjoy your sauces and sides.