The good news is that you can enjoy your favorite foods without having to worry about ruining your hard work. Keep your fitness goals on track and indulge in the feast, but always remember to practice portion control, drink plenty of water, and accept going over your calorie budget.
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Working out is also a great way to keep your fitness goals on track. “Many gyms and local fitness studios offer Thanksgiving hours and classes for those of us who want to beat the bloat,” Ivo Grossi, fitness expert and vice president at SportsArt, says. “Try hitting your favorite local yoga spot for a power session before you fill up on your favorite Thanksgiving dishes later in the day.”
Always make sure that you keep track of how much you are consuming on a day dedicated to feasting, Jenna Wolfe, Lifestyle & Fitness TV personality and certified personal trainer on the Lose It! Advisory Board, says, and don’t fret over calories. “Consuming too many calories in one day won’t ruin the hard work you put in every other day.”