14 Tips to Thwart Thanksgiving Weight Gain
Did you know that on Thanksgiving, the average American consumes an extra 4,500 calories? That’s the equivalent of 15 McDonald’s cheeseburgers. Needless to say, the holidays are designed for weight gain. There are just too many parties, too much booze, and if you’re unlucky enough to be located outside of SoCal, too many cold, cuddly days where Netflix marathons beat out actual marathons.
That being said, gaining holiday weight doesn’t have to happen. With a little planning and a little sacrifice, you can emerge on the other side of the holidays unscathed. Below you’ll find 14 tips that will keep your hunger in check throughout the day.
- Exercise in the Morning. Exercising in the morning supports better behavior throughout the rest of the day, according to a study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Using MRI scans, researchers found that when people worked out in the morning, they weren’t as tempted as those who didn’t do a morning workout. In other words, better willpower throughout the day. And this sort of makes sense, right? You don’t want to waste all your good gains when you work out.
- Eat Breakfast. The day of Thanksgiving, it’s important to keep your regular eating habits beforehand. That way, when you finally arrive to the party, you won’t be absolutely starving. Consider having a high-protein, healthy breakfast that will sustain you well past your Aunt Arlene’s Frito Cheese Dip appetizer.
- Chew Gum While Cooking. A 5 star chef may consider this a cardinal sin, but if you’ve got your recipe down pat, consider chewing gum (or brushing your teeth) while cooking. It’ll help you avoid the temptation of licking the batter and otherwise sampling too much.
- Dress Your Best. Wearing great clothes, especially formfitting ones, makes it easier for you to stay conscious of how much food you’re putting into your body. It’s harder to engorge on chips and dip when you’re clothes are keeping you looking oh so fine.
Vegan Coconut Curry Mashed Potatoes
Tired of the same old mashed potatoes saturated with gravy? Try something new this year with these Vegan Coconut Curry Mashed Potatoes. The ginger and curry in this recipe give this dairy-free, cholesterol free update a modern flavor with just a hint of kick. Ginger also aids digestion, which will help settle your stomach after your Thanksgiving feast.
100% Full Body Cleanse Approved Pumpkin Pie
Who said Cleansing had to be boring? This pumpkin pie recipe combines nuts and seeds for the crust with a rich, flavorful, all raw pumpkin pie filling. It's easy to make, saves you an oven, and tastes great. Yum!
Spice of the Month: Vanilla
A native to Mexico, Vanilla was unknown to the rest of the world until Spanish explorers encountered the orchid in the 16th century. They called it vainilla (pronounced bai-nee-ya), which means "little bean". It wasn't long before this little bean was being used in savory and sweet dishes all over the world. In addition to adding a fragrant, flowery sweetness to all sorts of culinary traditions, vanilla is packed with antioxidants, making it an excellent addition to any natural remedy tool kit.
Vanilla works best on the stomach. It has been shown to calm stomach aches and releive hunger pangs. It's great for pregnant women suffering frmo morning sickness and has been recently shown to work wonders on male impotence.
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Bowel Motion Formula
This is a great formula to use after your heavy Thanksgiving meal, because it will help you flush the sugar and fat from your system. It encourages peristalsis, which is the squeezing motion of your intestines to move food through the digestive tract. In otherwords, it will help you process all that turkey and gravy. Our formula also contains Pipali, which helps with that after meal bloat.
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