Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving

A few things to remember over the Thanksgiving break…Turkey Day

* Don’t over indulge in liquid calories, enjoy your vacation & family, but remember those are empty calories.

* Be careful around the apps/snacks out at parties and before he meal is served. Grab a plate and try the foods, but don’t stand next to the cheese dip and chat with a long lost cousin. You may finish the whole bowl without realizing it.

* Volunteer to bring a healthy side dish. At least you know the dish you brought is good for you and won’t ruin your diet.

* Eat breakfast & lunch before Thanksgiving dinner. If you skip these meals, I can almost guarantee you will overeat at the big family meal!

* Taste it all, but watch your portions.

* Wait 10 minutes before you go in for seconds. Let your brain catch up to your stomach in order to know when you are full.

* Eat dessert if you like it, if it’s not worth it, don’t eat it. Keep the portion small and enjoy every bite!

* Earn your treat foods – Exercise! Exercise! Exercise! Don’t obsess about it…run, jog, walk, go to the gym, etc…just move! Look on Active.com to see if there is a Turkey Trot Run where you will be spending the holidays!!


About strengthinmoms

I am the proud mom of two beautiful boys.  During my first pregnancy I exercised somewhat but didn’t know how to adjust to my changing body.  Eventually I just stopped and let my pregnancy take over because I thought the aches and pains were telling me to stop.  When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I was told I needed to stop teaching cardio kickboxing and go easy during bootcamp.  I was very frustrated and confused.  I was pregnant, not injured?!  So I did my research and found out that I was right - I CAN do all of the things I was doing!  I just needed to be in tune with my body and listen to it.  I maintained my fitness levels, my core and total body strength and my relaxed state of mind.  I knew that being a mom did not mean letting go of who I am - a Strong and Fit Woman.  I deserved an hour a day to focus on my mind & body and ultimately my baby and family as well. * My passion in life is to help moms get fit and maintain their strength throughout their pregnancy and beyond.  * I am the owner of Strength in Moms - Prenatal & Postpartum Personal Training in Atlanta, GA
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