Thanksgiving Survival Guide

2 days from now is one of my favorite days of the whole year.  I’m talking about thanksgiving.  I was born on this day and I love to eat…what more could you ask for!?!?  However, this is the time when many people try to get through the day with only one plate with a spoonful of stuffing, one slice of turkey and no gravy.  Trying to do this is like going to a buffet with an anorexic person, it just can’t be done.

However, if you are eating good and putting in the hours in the gym, you are more than likely in better shape than the average American.  Now, I am a believer in moderation.  The idea of moderation is key for your diet, but on Thanksgiving, this idea can go out the window.  You can load up on as much turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and gravy as you like.  Let yourself go even.  You deserve it.  But, like I said, moderation is crucial.  You don’t want to keep eating like that for the rest of the weekend.  You can easily spend two weeks trying to get back to where you were before Thanksgiving.  One day is not going to be devastating, just don’t keep eating like that.

There are a few old fashion ways to keep your holiday diet under controlled:

Turkey sandwiches – An awesome way to keep that turkey from going bad.  You can grab some lettuce, tomatoes and instead of mayo, use mustard.  There is less fat and it will taste just as good.

Turkey and Brown Rice – The rice is a great complex carb and you can throw some broccoli or other vegetable.

Turkey Broth – Save the bones and make a broth.  You can throw on some carrots, onions, celery, rice, and even cabbage.  It is great for those cold days when you’re watching football.

Remember, one day of stuffing your face is not going to hurt.  Just remember moderation and don’t keep eating like that.  This is a time to get together with family and eat some good food.  Make the most of it!


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Posted on Nov 24 2009, under Nutrition | 2 Comments »


2 Responses to “Thanksgiving Survival Guide”

  1. GREAT article…good to see that someone knows that one day isnt goin to kill you…Thanks for all of the good info

  2. Thanks Luke. You just have to take a step back and really think about things.

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