I bet most of you are expecting me to tell you not to eat your thanksgiving dinner, to grit your teeth and stick to your diet. Think again! Today I am here to talk about the two types of people there are as we roll into the holiday season. It is up to you to decide which one you are and how to proceed.
The “Keep it tight, keep it right chic”
This gal knows what time it is. She is the queen of compliance. She sticks to her meal plan to a T and doesn’t deviate. Even her cheat meals and cheat items are well calculated and she never goes over board. She has seen a steady decline in her weight since she started and she feels good about where she is and where she is going. When we talk about thanksgiving dinner I tell her, girl relax. Eat whatever you want and don’t worry about it. Drink lots of water and hit the gym on Friday morning. Happy thanksgiving, I’ll talk to you next week.
The “Bites, licks and nibbles gal”
This lady is ok with compliance. She preps her food in advance and eats all the things she is meant to eat each day. But she’ll eat the left over crusts from her kids pizza, take a bite of her husband’s fried mozzarella sticks and his chicken alfredo and his chocolate mousse at dinner. At work everyone knows she’s on a diet so she proudly cuts a slither of the black forest cake because you know she is watching what she eats. So for the most part she does ok, her weight loss fluctuates with some weeks being better than others. When she goes to thanksgiving dinner I tell her, don't go crazy and I think you’ll be fine. You’ll be ok with a little bit of everything. You can have seconds of one or two items but for goodness sake don’t go for thirds. Drink lots of water and hit the gym hard on Friday morning.
I say it’s the holidays, everyone ought to be able to spend time freely with family without “being weird”. So I would never tell anyone not to eat thanksgiving dinner. I would like to make a few suggestions and hope they help you make it through the holiday without the extra pounds.
1. Water- drink lots of it.
2. Alcohol- limit it.
2. Portions- watch them.
3. Seconds- have them.
4. Thirds- just say no.
If you are the one who is cooking thanksgiving dinner I say here is your chance to make it healthy. Hit me up with any recipe and I’d be happy to revise it for you and give you a cleaner, healthier, tasty version. Have a great time with friends and family and give thanks for ALL things.