I’m not going to lie, this is going to terrify you. The average Thanksgiving meal contains at least 3,000 calories and a little over 200 grams of fat. And that’s just one indulgent meal. How many of you, including myself, snack and graze throughout the entire day? Yep, that’s a lot of stinking calories.
To give you a better perspective I’m just going to quote Dr. Cedric Bryant, ACE chief exercise physiologist. “160 lb person would have to run at a moderate pace for 4 hours, swim for 5 hours or walk 30 miles to burn off a 3000 calorie Thanksgiving meal. Many people start by snacking throughout the day and that combined with the meal can lead to a total caloric intake of 4500 calories.” How crazy is that!?
It’s hard for me to even imagine how many calories I consume…I am kind of a beast :-). And that’s saying something, but for the average person it would take them a ton of time to burn off 3000 calories. With that said, I want to give you some tips to help you not consume as many calories.
My hope in doing so is that you kind of regret proof your Thanksgiving day and you don’t digress as much as the typical person. Also, as many of you know, I’ve been losing weight preparing for Thanksgiving Day. As of the date of me writing this I was 4 pounds away from my goal of 213. I have been following my Four-Week Holiday Dash strategy and so far it is working.
As I mentioned, you don’t have to get rid of all your holiday favorites. You can relax a bit and leave a little room for some indulgences on a super awesome holiday feast. The “secret” is you have to have a plan going into the holidays. You need to continue to watch your calorie intake (the amount of food you are eating) and continue to exercise. In doing so, you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation and still come out on the other side maintaining weight or or if you’re really awesome losing some. With that, let’s get to the tips.
In closing, there is no need to pack on pounds this Thanksgiving if you have a strategy and or if you followed my Four-Week Holiday Dash. You’re prepared for the big day : -). These are some other tactics that you can use to be madly successful and guilt-free over Thanksgiving and ultimately over the holidays.
Now go be awesome!
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