Days later and I'm still feeling full from Thanksgiving, though it may have something to do with all the pumpkin pie I've been eating for breakfast. As fun as Thanksgiving can be and as much as I love seeing my family, it is indeed a fat-filled and refined carb-laden holiday. And while I was OK eating a 1,600 calorie plate on Thanksgiving, days later I am feeling a little guilty, especially since the leftovers keep on keepin' on.
Before you beat yourself up for that extra serving of mashed potatoes or a week of missed workouts, take a moment and tell yourself it's OK. It's not the end of the world, and starting today you can go right back to your lifestyle of healthy eating and exercise. It's also important to keep in mind that if you normally eat healthy, the occasional splurge is not going to wreck your diet. The important thing is to not beat yourself up! So instead of doing that, join me in the Thanksgiving confessional! Leave a comment to shed your guilt about your biggest Thanksgiving indulgence, and together, we'll resolve to get back on track.