How to lose weight after Thanksgiving
If you’re hoping to hear “eat a slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast” you’ve come to the wrong place. Though that sounds like a delicious idea, the better thing to do is get right back on track with healthy choices so you don’t extend that food hangover any longer.
Just because the Thanksgiving celebrations are over doesn’t mean the holiday season is going to slow down any time soon. Most people see this as the season of indulgences and don’t think there is any point in trying to be healthy until the New Year. Do yourself a favor and lose that mindset today.
Consistent healthy choices will help to prevent winter weight gain and slump and there’s no better time to start than right now. So, what should you do to balance yourself out after a day of over-indulgence?
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
Thanksgiving dinners are stuffed with more sodium than we should eat in a whole day, much less one meal. Balance out your fluids by staying properly hydrated with purified water. Lemon and ginger are great additions for both flavor and help with digestion.
Get up and move
Hit the gym or go for a long, brisk walk and enjoy the colorful leaves before they are all gone. Whatever you do, don’t just lie there all day. Not only can exercise whittle our waist, it also has the power to raise our spirits and manage our stress levels. This is an especially hectic time of year and you can use all the help you can get.
Make sure to eat your veggies
And not just the leftover mashed potatoes! Start healthy habits right away by enjoying fresh fruit and a large veggie filled salad for lunch or dinner. No need to drag out the rich and calorie-filled meals any longer than necessary.
Most people tend to have an “I’ll start on Monday” mindset but remember, you have the choice to start fresh and healthy with each new day and each meal you eat.