Don’t Get Stuffed
It’s no shock that the average American consumes about 4,500 calories and up to 229 grams of fat1 on Thanksgiving!
Good news: We’ve got 4 simple tips you can try this holiday season, so the bird is the only one stuffed at the end of the day.
1)Don’t go overboard on appetizers
It’s easy to consume 1,500 calories before the dinner even hits the table.
2)Watch your portion sizes
The average plate is 14 inches wide, and we tend to finish 98 percent of the food on our plate.4 To trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten enough, use a smaller plate and/or fill half a normal plate with salad. (Just go easy on the dressing!)
3)Go easy on the booze
Limit yourself to one drink before or during dinner and one drink after dinner. Drinking too much alcohol can increase your craving for salt and may set you up to eat 30 percent more than you intended.6
Get tipsy at dinner and all your inhibitions will be down by the time dessert comes.
Did you read this and still overeat? Don’t beat yourself up about it; it happened, now move on. Get up and encourage someone to take a walk with you.
If it’s too cold for a walk, break out a game of Twister or fire up Beachbody On Demand and do a fun family workout like Double Time.
Getting moving will ease some of your guilt and also start the digestion process.7
So make sure to follow these 4 tips this holiday season. If you still need support during the holidays feel free to join my Support/Challange Group.
Together we can make the holiday season a Fit One!