Varicose Veins Getting You Down? How To Lose Weight And Your Veins This Thanksgiving

Varicose veins are caused by a variety of different things and can impact patients who are overweight. If you fall into both of these categories, Dr. Heeringa at Northern Michigan Vein Specialists may recommend that you start treatment out by losing some weight and seeing if that works. However, with the holidays lurking behind the corner, it can seem hard to lose weight— even if it’s to get rid of varicose veins. Rather than saving the diet for after the new year, use these simple weight loss tips to help you alleviate your varicose vein symptoms.

Eat Lean Protein And Less Carbs

One of the fastest ways for you to lose weight is to fill up on lean protein and cut down on carbs. Lucky for you, the main course at every Thanksgiving table is full of one of the leanest meats: turkey. Try filling up your plate with white turkey meat and avoid drenching it in gravy— instead, just put a little salt and pepper on it and you’re as good as gold.

And, even though those mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and rolls may be practically calling your name, try to eat fewer carbs— the fewer carbs you eat, the more likely you are to lose weight.

Go On Walks

Encourage your friends and family to join you on a long morning walk on Thanksgiving. Exercise is not only a good way for you to lose weight but it’s also good for your blood circulation. If you want to make your Thanksgiving exercise routine fun, consider signing up for your neighborhood’s local turkey trot— that way you can burn calories while feeling festive.

If you suffer from varicose veins and are overweight, losing some lbs may alleviate a lot of your varicose vein symptoms. Schedule your consultation at one of our Northern Michigan Vein Specialists offices today!