Let’s face it: None of us will look or feel like Victoria’s Secret models once Thursday is through. But that doesn’t mean we can’t absorb a few tips from the girls’ skin guru on how to eat on Thanksgiving. Grub chatted with Dr. David Colbert — celebrity dermo, author of The High School Reunion Diet, creator of Daily Nutrition for Skin, and firm believer that our refrigerator is reflected in our appearance — about this holiday’s most delicious beauty-killers.
You don’t have to listen, or like it, but this is the exact advice Colbert gives the Victoria’s Secret Angels on “handling the holidays without hating the end result”:
1. No marshmallows! They will spike your insulin levels and lay the groundwork for a fatter midsection. They sneak their way into everything — beware.
2. No canned fruits or canned anything. Get real cranberries, real carrots, real whip cream, real pumpkin pie.
3. Get a free-range turkey only, and not a poor frozen bird who grew up caged and shackled. Stress hormones in the turkey meat might stress YOU out! They can actually cause acne.
4. Stay away from frozen foods; they are chock-full of “stabilizers” and salt. It makes them look good on the package picture, but they tend to add pounds of water weight overnight.
5. Skip the Idaho White potatoes. They have a high glycemic index, which makes your blood sugar spike rapidly, making you even hungrier. Go with yams! Even though they taste sweeter, they have a lower glycemic index and more fiber.
5. The first thing to do on Thanksgiving morning is drink two glasses of water. Continue to drink a glass every four hours or so. No sodas! You’re better off with a good red wine packed with resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant to make you more heart healthy.
Now ignore everything he says and go have some fun.