Well, the big day is almost here. The day were millions of families will spend hours in the kitchen preparing delicious, gut busting, pound packing and calorie filling meals. Yes ladies and gents, in two weeks Thanksgiving will be here.
Now I am the first to admit I pack my plate with my granny’s yummy goodness, pack my to-go containers (yes my granny’s food requires more than a take home plate) before having my second plate and hide the extra cream pie she makes for me so my cousins won’t steal a slice.
Disgusting behaviors for a Frugivorian I know, but that’s why this year I’m determined not to let all my hard work go down the drain.
I’ve found three tips to help me stay on track this Thanksgiving season and I’m sure they’ll help you stay on track too!
I ate to enjoy myself from last November to December 27th, and I still managed to lose 1 pound by January 1st. I did the following:
*Did cardio (treadmill or stationary bike) every single day for 40-60 minutes, even on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day (yes, it was that serious).
*Had one serving of food at my family’s house and did not take anything home. I did allow myself two servings of pie, though.
*The day AFTER Thanksgiving (and Christmas), I worked out for 60 minutes, and the rest of the days, I just did my usual 30 minute workouts.
*Allowed myself the occasional snack in between Thanksgiving and Christmas (2-3 small/medium sized cookies, one candy bar or cupcake, or a bowl of macaroni and cheese, and not every single day. More like every 2 days).
*Snapped back to my usual lifestyle 2 days after Christmas.
Like I said, I didn’t gain a pound. That’s just what worked for me personally…