One bad price tag always comes with having all bets off for Thanksgiving.
Feeling this guilt, however, is not going to get you anywhere closer to your health goals than you were before. Unfortunately, for some people, the Thanksgiving binge doesn’t end there and continues on into Black Friday while shopping and then into the following weekend. By Monday, some people feel outright sick, riddled with guilt and miserable.
Feeling guilty does nothing for you to reset after Thanksgiving and a reset is just what you need.
Remember, it takes an excess of 3,500 calories to put a pound of weight on so think on that before you panic. That’s a LOT of food.
Here’s some steps to help you rest after Thanksgiving:
Drink up: Depending on what you ate or how much you ate, your body may be full of excess sodium that it isn’t used to consuming. This will definitely cause your weight to fluctuate up and look like you gained a few pounds. Not saying that gaining all that excess weight isn’t possible, but most of it probably is water weight. Drink extra water to help flush your system out.
Get Moving: If you put on a pound or 2, life happens. What makes it a problem is when nothing is ever done about it. Start right NOW and get back up and get to exercising. It doesn’t have to be a program, but go and do something that you enjoy that involves a physical activity.
Track it, Stat!: For some people, myself included, tracking food is a must. If you don’t want to do it, try it temporarily so you get back into the right rhythm of how much you should be eating.
Stop the Guilt: Guilt = stress. Stress = excess weight. Don’t do that. What you ate and what you did is done and over. You can’t change what you ate and you can’t go back in time (if you can, take me with you!). Live in the now and move forward. Crap happens in life so don’t beat yourself up over it.
What do you do to get back on traffic after a big day of eating? I’m always looking for new strategies!
Heather Santo is a 20 year cake decorator turned Wellness Enthusiast who is an absolute foodie and has changed her own life for the better by losing 85lbs. She is also a virtual assistant to help busy entrepreneurs by making their lives easier and healthier. On her journey to natural health, she learned that essential oils could change her life and now teaches others daily to use them as part of their everyday lives as well.