How To Prep For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. There’s no religious focus, almost everyone in the US collectively celebrates it, and it’s just all about spending quality time with family. Above all, it’s about gratitude. Giving thanks is a practice that I strive to incorporate into my everyday life. I keep a checklist of what I’m grateful for constantly. It’s easy to get caught up in the craziness of life, but it’s so so important to recognize all of the privilege and opportunities that you have. Although you can always work towards more, practicing gratitude will help you maintain balance and groundedness in order to make you achieve your goals. This holiday is also my favorite because of the FOOD! Pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and gravy! OH MY! #notvegan #yesgluten #carbscarbscarbs

 While I subscribe to the whole “treatyoself” philosophy, here are my ways to prep your mind and body for the holiday:

  1. Eat a Normal Breakfast the Day Of

Sure, it makes sense to save up your calories for the biggest/most satisfying meal of the year. However, fasting all day before stuffing your face is really not great for your body. Starving yourself all day will make your blood sugar levels crash, it will slow down your metabolism, and cause bloating after you get your Thanksgiving fix. Make sure you eat a high-protein breakfast filled with Philosophie powders to keep you satisfied all day!

  1. Drink Lots of Water

Stay hydrated! Make sure you’re drinking tons of water to keep everything flushing through properly. You’ll most likely also be drinking a glass of wine or two, so balance it out with lots of water.

  1. Workout Normally

Do your normal workout routine (if you feel inclined to get a workout in). No need to do hours of cardio to “balance out” your Thanksgiving meal. This occurs once a year, and it’s not going to affect your body at ALL. If you ate like that every day, then sure--it would be a different conversation. Your body craves normalcy; so no extremes!!

  1. Don’t Overeat Just to Eat

Don’t just continue to eat even when you know you’re completely full. There is a thing called leftovers, and they will be there tomorrow! By all means, eat to your heart’s content, but don’t overstuff yourself because you “should” on this holiday.

  1. Give Yourself the Permission to Indulge

If someone brings a pie to work, have a SLICE! Don’t eat the whole pie, but enjoy a taste of the holidays! Don’t get hung-up on feeding your indulgence. Remember, this holiday is about GRATITUDE, and there’s no space for guilt this time of year!

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