Happy Thanksgiving!

 

 

Thanksgiving Day is a Food Lover's Dream.  It is the one day a year where we give ourselves the license to overindulge on processed fats. According to research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during a typical holiday gathering from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings.  A guilt-ridden day where we can claim 100% responsibility. A Turkey Trot and The Macy Day Parade may soothe your mind in anticipation of the overindulgent feast ahead, but a massive change must be made NOW to avoid punishing yourself unfairly later.   

Here are a few helpful pre-festive tips:

  1. Be proactive and build healthy habits now!
  2. Breathe and prime your mind! By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, your brain will know Thanksgiving is simply another meal with family and friends.
  3. Drink plenty of water BEFORE your meals, not during or after.
  4. Eat 70% water content foods - a salad at EVERY meal.
  5. Eat organic as much as possible.
  6. Drastically reduce or eliminate processed fats. Eat natural or unprocessed fats but watch your overall consumption.
  7. Drastically reduce or eliminate dairy products.
  8. Fitness is key. Begin now and make it a life resolution.  Don't wait until New Year's Day. 
  9. Every time you reach for food, ask yourself, "will this cleanse me or clog me?"