Jumpstart your motivation for a healthy and active holiday season!
Let’s lose and not gain this time of the year! If you want to reach your feel great weight, the Holiday season can be stressful. With so much delicious food and treats, but there are certain tips and tricks to make it a little healthish and to avoid riding out a turkey-and-stuffing-induced food coma on the couch for the rest of the night.
Make it a three-meal day.
Help your stomach and wake up on Thanksgiving with the mindset that you’re having breakfast, lunch, and dinner that day, and you’ll be less anxious to stuff yourself at the big meal.
Take a small plate.
Don’t fight with your body in one of the most important dinners. If you want to eat some of each dish, grab a small plate, and enjoy by taking a little of each dish; vegetables first, then protein, then carbs. Filling your plate with veggies first will help you have less room for the more decadent items.
Move before and after dinner.
Plan a post-meal walk and invite your family to do it too. A brisk walk will help you burn some calories and make you enjoy even a second pie slice. Also, instead of sampling every appetizer before dinner, walk around and catch up with family and friends.
The day after Thanksgiving, take a friend to a fitness date for that morning to burn extra calories from dinner.
Stop eating when you’re full.
Remember, Thanksgiving is one day. Done right, you know your limits!
Instead of seeing how much you can eat, serve yourself a small quantity of everything you want but have only enough to satisfy your stomach without overdoing it.
Try healthier ingredients.
Thanksgiving is a tradition but that doesn’t mean that you have to eat the same every year. Try different options like mash cauliflower instead of mash potatoes, cooked vegetables instead of chips (carrots, sweet potato, kale, spinach).
Make this Thanksgiving healthier, follow these tips and share them with your family.
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