Saturday, November 30, 2013

Try to stick to a healthy eating routine as best you can

Thanksgiving can be a stressful holiday. With so much delicious food tempting you, it's impossible to keep your healthy habits in check.

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays when people plan to eat until they are stuffed to the brim. What is worse, Thanksgiving often sets off a domino effect for the rest of the holiday season.

With so many holiday events revolving around food and cocktails, it's easy to add on the extra pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.

But that doesn't have to be the rule. Remember, Thanksgiving is one day. Done right, you won’t set yourself back too far!
A turkey-day feast isn't what typically causes the weight gain; it's the entire Thanksgiving weekend that often packs on a few stubborn pounds.
Yes, the scale is bound to go up the next morning, but if you get right back on the wagon on Friday morning, you can easily get back to your pre-Thanksgiving weight by the next week-end.


  1. I cooked a very modest meal this year. I didn't overload on fattening sides and I only had a small serving of white meat. I decided I didn't need the dessert and had a nice cup of hot spiced tea instead. It was nice not feeling gross and bloated after Thanksgiving dinner!

  2. Unfortunately, I overate on Thanksgiving. I'm really hoping I can do better come Christmas, but if I slip I won't beat myself up over it.

  3. Yes I am a sucker for Thanksgiving feasts, and of course Christmas is no better for me. However, this year I am dedicated to limit the amount I eat during both of these annual events, and I think that compared to last year I have done well to refrain from overeating this Thanksgiving. Wish me luck for Christmas.

  4. Holiday activities tend to promote overeating. Most adults gain some weight over the holidays because many traditional holiday foods are loaded with fat and calories. I don’t think we can do anything to avoid it.

  5. Don't stress about gaining weight and eating too much. Enjoy the holidays!