It’s important to be proactive and start forming your Thanksgiving recovery plan now rather than waiting until after.
Your holiday feast will likely leave you feeling bloated, sluggish, and dehydrated. Head to the store and purchase some essentials before the big day to help eliminate any excess stress. For instance, buy small snacks, such as nuts to keep you fueled for Black Friday shopping; get a detox tea – Red Clover Tea, Ginger Tea, Green Tea – to help boost your metabolism and aid in digestion; and grab a few extra containers so you can portion your leftovers for the days ahead.
Set a goal, plan to get moving and break a sweat the morning after Thanksgiving. Sign up for a group fitness class before the holiday, this way you are motivated to hold yourself accountable. Exercising in the morning will help eliminate stress, boost your metabolism, improve your mood, and reduce fatigue.
Getting back on track to your normal eating schedule may be a challenge. This is why Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition in Jersey City, says that you should start your day with a meal that includes protein, healthy fat, and fiber to help keep you satiated.