5 Thanksgiving Tips for Saving your Waistline

I can’t take credit for all of these.  I follow the Girls Gone Strong twitter feed and you can also find a link to their page on my Blogroll.  But for those of you who are not avid followers of the Lift like a Girl movement, these are some just great all around tips to save your waistline and burning fat around the Thanksgiving festivities.  I’d like to thank Jen Comas Keck for providing me with these tips that I am now passing on to you.

Tip #1 – Get your workout in BEFORE you eat.  Can’t get to the gym?  No problem!  Get a quick outdoor 5K in, there are a plethora of races you can sign up for.  Don’t want to pay for it?  Just show up and run with the crowd.  No one will notice – trust me.

Tip #2 – Indulge in the food that you truly love.  Not a turkey lover? Don’t eat it.  Only feast upon the things you would deem truly worth it.  In case – stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

Tip #3 – Don’t starve yourself all day to “save room” to pig out.  This is not a good idea.

Tip #4 – Eat lots of protein and veggies all through out the day.  Most of our families have out finger foods to snack on, eat from the veggie tray, have some egg whites from the deviled eggs, etc.

Tip #5 – Enjoy yourself for today and get right back to your plan (ViSalus, Weight Watchers, Clean Eating, etc) Friday morning.  One day (and I really mean only one day) won’t ruin all of your hard work up until this point.

Thank you all for taking the time to read/follow my blog!  I wish you and you family a wonderful Thanksgiving.


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About Food4Thought

I am no fitness expert. I am simply someone who has found joy in fitness and nutrition. I am a certified group fitness instructor. I’ve been teaching at the local health club for about 3 years now. While Zumba was my first love, I have since added Total Conditioning, Bodyworks plus Abs, and Core to my repertoire of classes. I work with a personal trainer to help me reach my fitness goals that I cannot obtain through group fitness alone. This year I ran my first 5K and plan to run my first 10K in March. To further my knowledge in the fitness realm, I have begun reading Strong Women Stay Slim, New Rules for Lifting Abs, and The Body Sculpting Bible for Women. On my list to read next is Wheat Belly. I am always looking for new ways to further my education and knowledge to better serve the members that take my group fitness classes. Lately, I have started tinkering with recipes, buying healthy cookbooks, and finding easy, tasty, and healthy foods to make. Like I mentioned earlier, I am by no means an expert, but the things I share with you have helped me tremendously with my fitness journey. It is my hope that with these easy tips and recipes, that you too can make these tiny steps and see big positive changes in your life.

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