Rethink Thanksgiving

TUESDAY

Did you know:
According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during a typical holiday gathering from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.

We can’t control what the entire family brings to the table, but we don’t have to make Thanksgiving super unhealthy. There is going to be every casserole under the sun but that doesn’t mean we have to blow our goals because we over ate.

If you are looking to survive Thanksgiving without the guilt, think about yourself for just a second. Generally, the Thanksgiving meal is a community effort meaning everyone brings something to the table.

When choosing your side dish, think about what you want to eat. I personally go the butternut squash route because I can make it sweet or savory. I can alway bank on there being a salad, so I’ll make a plate with salad, turkey, and butternut squash as my meal. Once I eat a balanced meal, I will try one dollop of everything else that was brought by family and friends. This way I’m not offending anyone and I can compliment their dish without giving myself a belly ache. Sure, it’s still a lot of food but it’s not enough to make me feel remorse or off track.

Someone might pester you about your healthy habits and that’s ok. The greatest lesson I have ever learned in my health journey…

saying, “No thank you! “ is ok!

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Workout of the Day

5 Sets:

30” Row Sprint

8 Devil Press (50/35)

Rest 3 Minutes