Happy Healthy Thanksgiving Day!
Thanksgiving Day is one of the most favorite national holidays! First of all because it used to be a family gathering day.
This day is a harvest festival. Traditionally, it is a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. While perhaps religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday.
We usually perform all our “harvest” for the dinner. There are lots of different cookies, baked dishes, salads (thankfully!) and the queen of the table is turkey! Do you agree that it’s hard to get into all this stuff?
So, let’s see what we can do to avoid the immediately-gathered-pounds right after the celebration.
Make a strategic plan!
You don’t need to taste each of your family favorites. You should plan what you are going to eat: a couple of salads, turkey and a slice of a cake in case you can’t resist it. Control your portions.
The turkey itself is actually a very healthy bird. It’s a good source of protein, high in niacin, phosphorous, selenium, vitamin B6 and zinc. It is also all protein, no carbs. A three ounce serving of turkey breast meat is just 87 calories, 15 grams of protein and 3 grams of carbs.
Yes, it might seem impossible to substitute the food you used to have for the Thanksgiving, but you can try to replace some of the heavy products you cook it by taking the lightened variants of them. There is a huge number of recipes that you can try to diversify your usual dinner with.
Make this day active!
If you usually spend the bulk majority of time sitting after the nourishing dinner, then my advice is to establish a new tradition: walk a bit after having the meal, go around your neighbors, play some active games with the kids and so on.
Water can make you feel full before the eating is started and after as it leaches the unnecessary and heavy food from your stomach.
If you don’t like to have breakfasts in the mornings, apply efforts and force yourself to have it at least for two days after the Day. It will give your organism the signal that you don’t want to make it starve because it’ll try to protect itself collecting fat – defense reaction.
Be active. It’s one of the basics to steer clear of the abdominal distension and unwanted weight. Take a walk the next day and at the weekend that is coming right after it.
These easy rules will help you to keep your slim shape and health. Remember, Christmas is at hand – another strength of will training.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving Day, our dear readers!
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