How to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Nov 22, 2021

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Thanksgiving is a holiday that many use as an excuse to eat anything they want for a day. Many people take a break from their diets to enjoy the turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie that is so popular and found on almost every table. 

You may deserve a day to eat whatever you want, but be aware of allowing it to carry over into the next day and through the rest of the season. It can have a significant impact on your weight loss goals. 

You may want to stay connected with a virtual weight loss doctor to help you stay on track during this tempting season. It may be helpful to get ideas from experts that can help you prevent weight gain. 

What are some tips to stay on track with your weight loss goals this Thanksgiving? We will give you some helpful ideas that can get you through the day, keep on track with your weight loss goal, and let you enjoy the holiday. 

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Some people think fasting before their thanksgiving dinner is a good idea to save on calories. Many weight-loss experts agree that this is not wise. Understandably, skipping breakfast leads to increased hunger  and you may then end up eating substantially more at dinner time.

The best choice of breakfast is something high in protein, such as eggs, greek yogurt, or high protein bars or shakes. Even if you eat something light, it can still curb hunger cravings.

Schedule time to Work Out

Try to fit in a workout in the morning. If you don’t have time to work out on Thanksgiving, be sure to get one on the day before or after the holiday. 

Some people participate in an annual Thanksgiving Day run to get in their workout, burn some calories, and get that metabolism going. Whatever activity you choose, you will be happy you didn’t fall off track with your workout goals. 


Bring a Healthy Dish

If you are hosting, offer something delicious yet healthy. Many recipes are available that are low in sugar, fat, and calories. To find some healthy Thanksgiving recipes, check out this site.

If you are attending Thanksgiving somewhere away from your own home, bring a healthy alternative dish that everyone can enjoy. You may be surprised at how many will choose your dish over high-calorie, unhealthy choices. 


Choose Smaller Plates and Portions

One of our favorite tips is to use smaller plates. You are less likely to eat more when using a smaller plate because you can’t add large portions. 

Also, be mindful of which foods you choose to put on your plate. Look at all available choices for options and take a moment to decide what you want most of all. Then try to balance it out with healthy alternatives. 

By choosing smaller portions of your favorite Thanksgiving foods, you can still enjoy them yet not ruin your diet. For dessert, it is perfectly okay to choose the one that sounds the best, yet still, keep in mind the portion size and choose only one. 

Also, remember you can start your diet at any time of year. Though it’s tempting to want to put it off until the new year, now may be a better time than ever to start working on your weight loss goals. 

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