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Holiday Eating Tip: Rebound After the Gorge

Marty, a contestant from season three of The Biggest Loser, once said: "The largest [dieting] obstacle is getting back on track after a cheat day." I have to second that. With the biggest cheat day of the year being Thanksgiving, I thought I would remind you to get back on the healthy lifestyle wagon right away. Don't allow one day of indulgence send you into a downward spiral.

Plan on exercising Friday. Morning is always best, because that way you are sure to fit a workout into your busy post-holiday schedule. Also avoid the temptation to eat pie and leftover stuffing for breakfast — or am I the only one who does that? Instead, have a healthy, balanced breakfast, then make yourself a turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread and hold the mayo.

The bottom line: So you might overindulge for one day. Fine. Just don't let it push you off track until the New Year!

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aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ya, moderation folks.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ya, moderation folks.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
We ended up spending the Thanksgiving at the hospital where my mom-in-laws is staying.So this is the first time my hubby couldn't 'gorge' himself, and it was definitely the least amount of Thanksgiving food I've ever eaten :)2 slices of turkey (the white part), steamed green beans, sparse stuffing half the size of a baby's fist, and 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes with very little gravy.My hubby did have pumpkin pie (the only dessert they provided at the hospital cafeteria), but I didn't because I'm not big on pumpkin pie.So yea...I don't think I gain anything yesterday...
kurniakasih kurniakasih 9 years
We ended up spending the Thanksgiving at the hospital where my mom-in-laws is staying. So this is the first time my hubby couldn't 'gorge' himself, and it was definitely the least amount of Thanksgiving food I've ever eaten :) 2 slices of turkey (the white part), steamed green beans, sparse stuffing half the size of a baby's fist, and 1/4 cup of mashed potatoes with very little gravy. My hubby did have pumpkin pie (the only dessert they provided at the hospital cafeteria), but I didn't because I'm not big on pumpkin pie. So yea...I don't think I gain anything yesterday...
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Just keep up with your excerise rountine and I'm sure it's ok to enjoy the holidays and eat what you want for the big dinners :)
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
For me what works is just to continue working out holiday or not. Me and my hubby are having a holiday after christmas and he has already been on Google Earth to find a good running route from the hotel! I enjoy my holiday much better if I work out like usual and only indulge (with moderation) on the food by eating out more and often drinking a bit more. Indulging on both the food and the work out would make me depressed and I know it would be really hard to get back on track after my holiday.
Le_silla Le_silla 9 years
great tip, i always get lost when i eat something naughty
almostloli almostloli 9 years
i always overindulge during weekends :( OVERindulge.
msdyanelk msdyanelk 9 years
Or just don't gorge...yeah, right!
rlveronica rlveronica 9 years
I'm definitely going to work out on Friday, haha.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
You're so not the only one that does that :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Great way to put it in perspective. It is a holiday after all!
purrtykitty purrtykitty 9 years
nothing wrong with indulging every once-in-a-while...it's all about moderation (how many times have we heard that before?!). fortunately for me, my gym is open tomorrow, so i'll be hitting it early before i hit the buffet line! and then i'll be back again on friday morning.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
In my family, we actually have 2 Thanksgiving dinners: one on Thursday and one on Friday. It's because our family kind of gets split up over who eats where and when, so having 2 dinners lets everyone see each other. I work out on Thursday and Friday so I don't feel too guilty. Plus, I try not to eat TOO much at each "dinner"!
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
It's ok to eat a sweet or two once in a while. No one is perfect.
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