11/18/2013 04:56 pm ET

Chef Jane Coxwell On Why Thanksgiving Dinner Should Be A Time For Relaxation And Family -- Not Guilt

Turkey, potatoes and pie -- oh my!

A delicious Thanksgiving menu satisfies like no other, but such a food-centric holiday can wreak havoc on your diet and cause unneeded stress over the extra calories. What's the best way to indulge without guilt during the holiday season?

Personal chef Jane Coxwell told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd that it's alright to give yourself a break to enjoy great food (with even better company!) during the Thanksgiving holiday.

"There are times for cutting back, but do that in January, I think," Coxwell said. "I certainly try not to limit myself from a happy, happy time."

See all of Coxwell's tips for mindful holiday indulgence at HuffPost Live HERE.


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