Holiday Eating: Planning And Moderation

Hey All,

I hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday! This week I wanted to take time to give everyone tips on how to tackle Thanksgiving eating. I know a lot of people are trying to stay on target for their goals and often times this Holiday season can be a real set back. So this is my advice to EVERYONE, Young Athletes and Non-Athletes.

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Planning

This is very important and you should probably start this as soon as possible. Plan out your week. The best way to go about Holiday eating is to consider that day your “cheat day”. No one wants to be at a holiday dinner on a diet and have to watch everyone enjoy all the great food. So plan ahead of time and make sure you are keeping up with your healthy eating plan before and after Thanksgiving. Meal plan around the holiday and if you are going out of town try to eat at healthier restaurants ( Chipotle, Jason’s Deli, Panera Bread, etc) or pick up some healthy groceries if you can. Now I know a lot of people pig out on Thanksgiving and then decide to start back on their meal plans on Monday. Resist that temptation! Get back on that healthy lifestyle horse the very next day. Your body will thank you for it.

Moderation

This is probably the most important thing! Do not, I repeat, do not make 4 or 5 plates of Thanksgiving food AND go back for dessert. By all means enjoy your dinner but be mindful of your portions and still eat (make or bring) healthy options. The main point is to remember that for the most part you can enjoy anything in moderation, so don’t go overboard. By overboard I mean eating until you have unbutton your pants or until you feel like you are going to explode. Also, try to eat a healthy breakfast before dinner. That way you have would have at least had one nutritious meal. And please don’t eat the leftovers. I know how tempting this is but two days in a row of all of that food is not moderation! Just remember your goals and resist!

Nutrition Tips

I know I kept mentioning healthy eating and some people may not know what that is or where to start, so I thought this was a great grocery list from Muffin-Topless. If you are just beginning your healthy eating journey this is a great place to start!

healthygrocerylist

P.s. Blog posting will resume on DEC 4th! Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🙂

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