Sunday, November 23, 2014

How to stay on track during the week of Thanksgiving

It's that time of the year! The holidays are upon us and with less than a week away from Thanksgiving, we are already starting to celebrate with of course, FOOD! We have pot lucks at work, Friendsgiving with lots of wine, and the traditional Thanksgiving dinner meal! So many opportunities to get off track with our health and fitness goals, but with the right resources and mindset/support, this year doesn't have to be like the others!

Here is what some of your typical Thanksgiving day meal options and how much exercise it takes to burn off their calories!..and keep in mind that a lot of people eat more than one time a day!!

Of course with that in mind, don't be rude or hasty and cut out eating that delicious meal all together! You work hard all week, this meal is all about portions, picking your options carefully, and maintaining a workout routine!

If you have problems with deciphering what are good portions like I used to, use this handy tool to figure out how much of what you should be having at the dinner table so that you're not going overboard. This is a great tool for portion sizes at all times, but especially on big meals like Thanksgiving dinner.

Remember to drink WATER with your meal too, we often mistake thirst for hunger. Liquid calories can also easily add up. Having cocktails with family (wine, beers, EGGNOG!) is a social norm amongst most households on the holidays. The best advice is to steer clear all together, but if you have to choose, choose something with low calories and LOW SUGARS! Just because it's low calories doesn't mean it's healthy, a lot of those low calorie cocktails are chalked full of artificial sweeteners and sugars!

YIKES. Those are not friendly numbers in my world and I am doubting they are friendly to you either. They are totally avoidable though, just because it's the holidays doesn't mean you have to pig out and totally lose control of your eating habits! It also doesn't mean you need to be doing 2 a days of Insanity or P90X just to make room for your favorites! Even a brisk walk around the neighborhood with family members or use the no equipment, Thanksgiving Day workout I have provided below to help get your heart pumping! Remember to always consult a doctor before starting any type of workout program!


And if you leave home without a trusty DVD program. here is a 20 minute HIIT routine that requires little space and NO equipment!

Remember to always consult a physician before performing any workout routine!

Looking for more motivation and support this holiday season? I am now accepting applications for my Operation: Knockout for New Years health and fitness support group starting December 1st! Click the link for more information or if you're ready to commit to a healthier holiday season, NOW, fill out the application below and I will contact you in 24-48 hours! Alone we can only do so much, but together, we can move mountains!!

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