5 Ways To Enjoy a Fit-Thanksgiving
Did you know the average person over the holidays gains 10 lbs of FAT?
Life is meant to be lived, so I’m not going to tell you to stop doing this, or don’t eat that. I’m going to tell you how to do it right! You don’t have to accept gaining 10lbs this holiday season.
Here are 5 ways you can enjoy a Fit-Thanksgiving
Hydrate in the morning
When you wake up, drink 25 ounces of water (add some lemon for extra benefits). This will boost your metabolism and kickstart your body into action for the day. Did you know 3 out of 4 people are dehydrated? If you’re 1–3% dehydrated it decreases your performance by 5–10%. To combat dehydration, drink 1 cup of water a every hour.
Exercise lifting weights
Most people think about working out before a Thanksgiving meal, but the typical person goes for a run. DON’T! Running is great, but it only burns calories while you are running, and not after you stop. Run sprints or lift weights before your thanksgiving meal, using the biggest muscle groups, legs and/or back. This will allow your body to be in a calorie burning mode for multiple days! Doing this also releases human growth hormones to build muscle and burn fat.
Save your calories
Why are you eating your normal daily food BEFORE your Thanksgiving meal?? Don’t be tricked by the people telling you to eat 4–7 meals a day to keep your metabolism up.. Have a very light meal in the morning or an after workout shake but don’t load up on un-needed calories before your thanksgiving meal.
Eat your proteins and greens first
Don’t jump in for the rolls, potatoes, or sugar before having your protein… You will thank me later. First go for all the turkeys, eggs, and veggies. Get your fill of protein first before you move on to the other foods. This is going to help curve your blood sugar and keep you from eating so many junk carbs.
Stay away from the foods/drinks you don’t LOVE!
This one cracks me up the most.. People eating foods that are making them fat, tired, and unhappy that they DON’T EVEN LIKE! If you do not like your food or drink, do not sit there and consume it. Focus on the foods that you do like (for me it’s homemade cheesecake). If you take a sip, or bite of something that you don’t love, leave it. “If you don’t love it, leave it.” -Nicholas Bayerle
When you make a decision to allow yourself to eat something that means you have the power! Be in the mindset that you are choosing to enjoy Thanksgiving’s food, but tomorrow you are right back on track. No longer are you a slave to your cravings, but your cravings are a slave to you!
Remember to enjoy, reflect, and relax this Thanksgiving.
THANK YOU FOR READING THIS! IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME… PLEASE SHARE IF THIS HELPED OR INSPIRED YOU!
Cheers to looking & feeling like a billion bucks,