Dieting on Thanksgiving?
Here’s some easy tips to utilize so that you can stay on track while having fun and enjoy yourself:
🥧 Save or borrow macros from the days before/after. Protein should stay the same, but you can take some fats and carbs and use it for your dinner.
🔢 Make it a calorie day and just try hitting your calories instead of your specific macros.
🍽 Practice portion control. Easier said than done, I know. But let’s not forget the bigger picture. You ARE enjoying yourself but let’s not spiral down into an outward binge that’ll only lead to guilt. Double up on lower calorie options like veggies and fruits.
💦 Drink a LOT of water before, during, and after you eat. A lot of people mistake hunger for thirst. It’s also a good way to get “full” faster which in turn would help you eat less.
🙊 Practice intermittent fasting, and don’t eat or eat very little until your thanksgiving dinner.
🏃🏻♂️ Stay active! Boredom is also another reason to eat, so move around, hang with your loved ones, get a workout in if you want, and just keep moving!
🥗 Bring your own “healthier” dish
Easy way to eat guilt free and still have plenty of room to enjoy the other dishes.
👍🏼 These are only a few tips that can help you get through the holidays guilt free. But in all honesty, if you’re not prepping for a show and you’ve been pretty consistent with your training and nutrition, I wouldn’t stress too much about being “accurate.”
👉🏼ENJOY the food.
👉🏼ENJOY the company.
👉🏼ENJOY the time off.
* Life’s too short to feel guilt or shame when you’re spending time with your loved ones.
* I, myself, am dieting through the holidays but I’m okay with that because I’m using the tools I listed above and I JUST took a three week vacay where I enjoyed myself PLENTY LOL✌🏼
* Your goals will still be there Friday. You’re not gonna gain 10lbs in one day.
Worst comes to worst,
REMEMBER: “One meal won’t make you fat just like one workout won’t make you skinny.”
Happy Thanksgiving my beautiful peeps