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Your Thanksgiving Meal in Calories

Chicken Baked with Pumpkin

“Being healthy and fit isn’t a punishment.”

-Autumn Calabrese

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Have you ever wondered how many calories you’ve consumed after your first helping? How about that second helping? If working out is not on the agenda that day, then maybe some smarter choices on the plate will help you stay away from the post-Turkey Day funk.

If you like to work out, check out my Turkey Day Survival Guide on the FB.

Here is a great infographic that breaks down the calories of some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods.  This will help you keep track of the calories you’ve consumed, and some techniques to make better choices.

3 Ways to Battle the Holiday Bulge

Here are 3 ways that I battle the calories on one of my favorite holidays:

  • Drink 20oz of water first. One of the best ways to “trick” your body into thinking that it’s full, is to just shut up and chug! I find that drinking 20oz about 15 min before it’s chow-time, has helped me tremendously!
  • Go for the veggies first. Try and fill your plate with veggies first. You’ll put less “bad” (yet, oh-so delicious) foods on your plate if you can’t see the plate. I have a pretty good handle on controlling my portions. That skill was learned from the nutrition plans that came with my workout programs. I’d be happy to help you out with that if you’d like, just fill out this form, and let’s chat. If you’re just starting out, skip the dinner roll. Go straight for the green beans!
  • Regular exercise…duh! Don’t starve yourself all day. I’ve found that regular exercise first thing when upon waking up sets me up for a great day. This has been my go-to jam since 2009. I also believe in the 80/20 Rule. That means eat clean-ish 80% of my meals; I look at Thanksgiving as my official “cheat day.” But, it doesn’t hurt to find a quick 15-30 min workout to do first thing in the AM to prep the body.

At the end of the day, it’s your time to spend with family and loved ones. Always be mindful of what you’re putting in your body. But remember…don’t sweat it too much!

Thanksgiving Calories

From Visually.

Don’t Sweat It…Not Even the Meat Sweats!

Again, take this time to hang out and create memories with your loved ones. Don’t let the calories or portions be your enemy. It’s your choice on what foods you put on your plate, and how much you choose to eat. You are in control, and remember – it’s only 1 day!
…unless you’re like many of us, and decide to make Thanksgiving a 3-day event with leftovers.

Looking for a quick-start to battling the calories, don’t forget to head over to Facebook-land and check out my Turkey Day Survival Guide. If you’re looking to battle the holiday pounds and prep your life for a brand new 2018, then I encourage you to check out my Online Health Assessment and see if you and I vibe together to take-on the holiday cookies with some force!

Personally, I’m GOIN’ for that green bean casserole and peach pie! But I’m going to make smarter choices on how much goes on the plate. I’ve already got a plan of attack, so I will be successful!

What are your go-to holiday hacks? Do you plan on making healthy alternatives? Are you goin’ ALL-IN as well?

Throw me some thoughts/comments below; I’d love to see what you’re doing!