Thanksgiving means food, family and football in my household. With so many dishes to choose from it can be tempting to overindulge on Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know what it is, but when it comes to Thanksgiving we as individuals always seem to overdo it when it comes to serving sizes. You then spend the remainder of your day stuffed in front of the television not wanting to move.
Well, have no feat because I have your fix to staying happy and healthy throughout the Holidays.
First and foremost don’t beat yourself up for enjoying Thanksgiving Day food. Often, many fitness professionals have mindsets that you cannot eat whatever you want on Thanksgiving and I 100% disagree. It’s one day to enjoy the food that your family has cooked. Now, when you overdo it day after day all the way up to New Year’s Eve that’s when it becomes a problem.
My first tip to stay happy and healthy over the holidays is to CREATE A CALENDAR of all the Holiday festivities you have to attend. By doing this you’ll be able to space out your meal prep days vs. days when you’re surrounded by desserts, etc.
Second, whenever you’re at Holiday parties EAT BEFORE YOU GO that way when you’re there all you’re doing is snacking just a tad.
Third, DO NOT DRINK TOO MUCH ALCOHOL. You’ll only end up hungry at 2 A.M. and we all know eating that late isn’t good for the body as the food literally just sits there overnight.
Fourth, DO NOT STRESS YOURSELF OUT by thinking you have to buy gifts for everyone. By spending your money on everyone you only end up hurting your pockets. 9 times out of 10 people just like your presence when it comes to the Holidays.
My final tip is to REFLECT ON YOUR BLESSINGS. By doing this you’ll be able to see how many things you have to be grateful for. There’s always going to be people who have more than you, which is why it is so important to count your blessings.
It is my hope that your Holidays are filled with lots of love and joy.