Some people will have a plan to overeat and that is okay. It will be what they planned and intended to do. However, if you are on a mission to maintain or even lose weight during the holiday/event while also enjoying the food and fun too, you will have to plan in advance to win.
Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance especially when Prayer Passion Purpose Promise & Processes are applied to help us get more from our moments, meals, friends and family members.
Below you will find some ideas which can be applied to help you achieve your goal.
Plan what you will eat, drink and do during the holiday/event then visualize seeing yourself eat it, drink it and do it on purpose. This will equip you to more easily execute your plan on purpose.
Drop 1 meal a day for 3 to 7 days prior to your event.
Use a Small Plate and do not stack any foods.
Add 1-3 teaspoons/ounces of your favorite foods
No seconds so if you want dessert it must be added to your small plate with the other foods.
Continue to apply your assigned Nutrition Refueling Strategy
Continue to work to build and balance your nutrition numbers if they were assigned to you so you can eat small meals frequently. If you build your meals, you can eat once, then 3 hours later eat again to enjoy all or many of the foods and desserts that way.
Focus more on eating low calorie and Nutrient Dense Foods or Healthier Meal Options
Focus more on the veggies dishes and lean meat (5oz of less). Note: 2oz is about the size of 1/2 deck of cards so you can have about 2 ounces of 2 meats per meal while applying it to the above small plate concept.
Work to avoid chitterlings totally – too much saturated fats in that dish.
Know the food which can lead to more swelling, bloating and water retention. Those are the foods which are REFINED carbs like pasta, grain based dishes like stuffing/dressing, cakes, and even foods which are high in sodium/salt.
Know the foods which can clog your arteries which are very high in fats & cholesterol… foods like gravy, macaroni and cheese, dairy based foods and oil based foods.
Know the foods which are high in sugar like canned cranberry sauce, cakes and pies.
Work to focus more on foods which are closest to their natural state and choose your desserts and beverages wisely.
If you choose to drinking alcohol, be sure to drink and equal amount of water to help you (1) drink less and (2) lessen the chance of becoming dehydration.
This is just another day. I already know. Even my birthday is just another day. We choose and plan how we will act and react to days. What’s your plan for each day of this Thanksgiving week? Know your plan and align it to work so you can win on purpose.
Have lots of fun with food, family, friends…
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