Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving is next week, and if you are one of my San Diego Personal Training clients, you don’t want to sabotage all of your hard work. Did you know that the average person consumes over 2000 calories at the Thanksgiving dinner table?

Here are a few tips to keep you on track with your fitness and dietary goals while not depriving yourself of a good Thanksgiving meal!

1.) Eat lots of skinless Turkey- Keep your protein to carbohydrate ratio in check by eating lots of Turkey. Skip the skin which is loaded with fat, sodium, and cholesterol though.

2.) Don’t wait all day to eat- A lot of people hold out on eating all day for Thanksgiving dinner. If you eat a good breakfast and lunch before Thanksgiving dinner, you will be less likely to overeat.

3.) Portion sizes- If you want to try all of the delicious dishes at the table, stick to smaller portions.

4.) Skip Seconds- If you have eaten well throughout the day and have a good ratio of protein to carbohydrates on your plate, you shouldn’t need a second serving. Resist the temptation.

5.) Up your water intake- Chances are you may be having an adult beverage with your meal. To even out the effects of alcohol and to avoid a second glass, make sure you are drinking plenty of water during your meal.

By practicing these healthy Thanksgiving tips, you should stay slim through the holidays. Next challenge…Christmas!


About Nikol Klein

Nikol Klein is former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Women's fitness expert. She currently works with Women all over the world as a personal trainer and Ballet Strength coach to dancers.

Posted on November 20, 2009, in fitness, nutrition, weight loss and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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