Gluttony: excess in eating. That is the definition of the word on the web. Thanksgiving is approaching at the end of the month and the average American eats 4,500 calories on this day. Unless you are a bodybuilder and bulking for a competition, you should not be any where near this amount. So here are 3 tips to prepare for Thanksgiving.
First, is to treat Thanksgiving like any other meal. This means not skipping meals. Thanksgiving preparation takes time and you may skip breakfast or lunch, so be mindful to eat. The dangerous part about Thanksgiving is that majority of it is in the evening time when you don't move as much. You sit, drink (water of course), and eat. For hours. So don't save your calories until dinner.
Secondly, take advantage of the days off. Most of us have Thursday-Sunday off. Would you gain a lot of weight if you didn't move for four days? Yes, absolutely. These are days where you can take advantage and go for a walk/run/hike. Sitting on your couch watching football doesn't burn much calories. Couch side planks don't work, I have tried hah. My tradition is to run a local 5k to get the body moving.
Lastly, use exercise as a stress-reliever. Depending on your situation, the holidays can be stressful. High anxiety and depression are common around this time of year. Exercise can do wonders for you emotionally and mentally. For me, it keeps my sanity and energy to chase after my son.
Hope you liked this month's blog. Stay tuned for more -Kei