BOOM! Today is the last work day of the week. That certainly went fast – especially after having worked from home on Monday. And you know what that means – tomorrow is THANKSGIVING!
Yesterday I came across a few fabulous blog posts about Thanksgiving and they got me to thinking. So many people stress about the quantity of food that will occur on Thursday. They may heavily restrict their food intake the few days before or after thinking it will solve the problem. Well, I have news for you. It won’t. Trust me. Restricting your food or skipping meals is never the answer. NEVER.
Instead of stressing over how much you might possibly eat on Thanksgiving (even before it happens), why don’t you:
- Resolve to NOT stress before or after your meals
- Decide to put on your plate anything that looks interesting or delicious
- Stop eating anything that you don’t like or you decide you don’t want
- Go back for seconds – if you feel like it
- Savor every bite
- Enjoy the time spent with your family and/or friends
- Be grateful for having so much food to choose from
Seriously. That’s my best advice. Eat what you love and love what you eat. And for movement? Find a 5K in your area to run or walk. Did you know that more races happen on Thanksgiving Day than any other specific day of the year? There is a reason for that. Or if you don’t want to do a 5K, walk around your neighborhood or explore the city you are visiting.
Here are the blog posts that I mentioned before. They are definitely worth a read!
You might eat your face off on Thanksgiving… – by Isabel
Why I don’t want to survive the holidays – by Tamara
My Guide to Thriving on Thanksgiving – by Jamie
Have a healthy day and a Happy Thanksgiving! See you later this week! I will resume the Fitness Facts & Tips series next week.