Tips to Navigate Your Way Through a Healthy Thanksgiving

::::: Tips to help you Battle the Bulge ::::::


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Did you know the average American adult gains between 5-10lbs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day?   I used to be one of them.   Not this year and neither will you.

Just because I said “used to”, doesn’t mean that I don’t indulge or enjoy the holiday season or that you can’t either. It is actually the exact opposite. I want to share with you my top tips on how to battle the holiday gain and you can say to yourself… “Thanks-for-Giving” up those added 5-10 pounds.


Here are my TOP TIPS for enjoying your holiday.

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When you have a healthy relationship with food and with your body then you will be able to eat and drink whatever the heck you want. You won’t have to count calories or points or stress out over how long you will have to work out. It is truly a BALANCE and a form of SELF LOVE. If you have that type of relationship yet… PROMISE TO START! If you don’t know where to start. Ask for help and guidance.


TIP# 1. Take time to get up and EXERCISE. A good sweat will help to burn off the excess calories and fat you are eating. Get into the habit of exercising regularly over this next month so you will feel great and want to continue to do it after the holiday season is over.

TIP# 2. Don’t skip meals or “save calories”. Before your party, eat a light snack like raw veggies or a piece of fruit to curb your appetite OR drinking Shakeology so you will be less tempted to over-indulge. You will show up already satisfied & not starving. The holiday buffet will have so many food and drink options that if you go in hungry, you’re doomed. You will want to eat it all.

TIP# 3. Don’t hang out or hoover by the buffet, food table or the island where they keep the appetizers & food. Everyone knows when it is staring you in the face you are more likely to eat. I am known for picking, even when I am not hungry.

TIP# 4. Portion Control. Plate your veggies first. Then the protein. Carbs last. Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Enjoy every bit of your favorite holiday dishes while eating small portions. Sit down, get comfortable, and ENJOY.

TIP# 5. Mind what you are drinking.  Stay Hydrated with water. Carrying a water, seltzer or club soda around keeping yourself hydrated will keep you from feeling as hungry.  It helps prevent the “grazing”.  ENJOY your favorite drinks.  Clear fluids are generally better for you. Drink responsibly friends.

TIP# 6. Bring Mints or Sugar Free Gum. Once you’ve had your fill of the food, pop a piece of gum or a mint in your mouth. You won’t be as tempted to keep eating.  Mouth Wash works great too.



When It comes to your holiday DINNER PLATE, This about this.

The typical Thanksgiving plate, which is loaded with lots of carbs, sugar, and fat– leaving you feeling weighed down and sleepy looks like this….



Now here’s a healthier, more balanced version of a Thanksgiving plate.

This plate is a bit more mindful of portions and sticks to skinless turkey (white meat) turkey, and most importantly keeps greens on the plate! If you are tempted to go for seconds, stick to the lean protein and vegetables.



If you want to learn more about surviving this Thanksgiving when it comes to your plate, check out this video by one of my favorite celebrity trainers, Autumn Calabrese:

LAUGH, ENJOY YOURSELF! Don’t Stress & Maintain perspective. Overeating one day won’t make or break you or All your hard work and it certainly won’t make you gain weight! It takes many days of overeating to gain weight. If you over-indulge at a holiday meal, put it behind you. Don’t make it a daily habit an don’t use “its the holidays” as an excuse to overeat everyday from now until January 1st. During the week and non holiday functions…make healthy choices and follow a balanced portion controlled eating plan. Live life without the guilt and self destruction. Remember that you are BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, and AMAZING! You can do whatever you DECIDE to do.






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