Plan Your Meals Carefully---Starting This Thanksgiving Week!

Yes, I said Thanksgiving Week! The holiday spirit really starts this week---Thanksgiving week! Enjoy the family and THE FOOD! Just plan your meals and keep exercising (emphasis on exercising)....good workouts can cover alot of eating mishaps!

Anyway, there's no reason to make yourself miserable by "hating to eat" or "binge eating." Personally, I'm going to eat pretty much what I want on Turkey Day...I'm also going to workout morning and late'll be "a wash" at worst as they say.

You can come up with your own strategy but here are a few pointers to get you through Thanksgiving week:

1) Don't stop or slack off on your exercise program! And, if you aren't exercising, this would be a great time to start.

2) Try to at least maintain your pre-Thanksgiving weight during the long holiday week.

3) Go easy on the food condiments and other sauces. They are loaded with calories.

4) Stick to your normal nutrition plan as much as possible during the long Thanksgiving holiday.

5) This rule always applies to any day---if its fried, let it slide!

6) Alcohol has calories too---7 calories per gram to be exact. Don't tank it too much!

7) You don't have to eat until you are stuffed! Just eat enough to satisfy yourself.

8) Don't spend all of your time eating on Thanksgiving Day! Walk around the mall for a couple of hours, walk the pets everyday, play flag football, rake all those leaves in your yard, etc.

9) Drink lots of water and unsweetened tea. No sugary drinks! And, allow yourself one dessert (or a sample of a few) on Thanksgiving Day.

10) On Thanksgiving Day: start your day with a workout and toward the end of your day take a long walk in the park.

Be safe!

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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  1. How about adding "Don't go without eating for long periods of time?" It may sound counter-intuitive, but I bet a lot of people will attempt to go hungry so they can have the additional calories at meal time. If you go without eating in-between meals (healthy snacks of course), you stand a much greater chance of riding the binge train; moderation is the key.

  2. For sure Jared! Thanks for the comment and visit! Have a great holiday!

  3. You need to have some treats over the festive period!! I would die if I kept myself on a leash all year round.

    I struggle to keep my hands of sweets - especially Christmas! Nightmare...

  4. Mr. Mantle....thanks for the comment...alot of times, moderation and consistent exercise is the key to staying fit....have a great holiday!


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Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.

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