A few quick Turkey Day tips...
- Try to get a cardio session in before the big meal. It'll crank up your metabolism so you'll have some extra calories to spare. Even if you don't have time for a full workout, add some exercise throughout the day whenever you can -- take the stairs instead of the elevator or offer to walk the neighbor's dog. Maybe you can even start a new holiday tradition of going for a pre-feast walk around the neighborhood.
- Turkey is awesome! Load up on the white meat and stay away from the skin, and you'll be in full-on feast mode! Plus you'll be taking in lots of lean protein, which'll fill you up without weighing you down.
- Drink TWO glasses of water before you sit down to eat. It'll help keep that appetite in check.
- Take a minute to survey the table before you start spooning things onto your plate. What are your favorites? Wha t falls into the "just not worth it" category? If you're TRULY trying to be good, don't sample everything just to be polite. But make sure you get some of your favorites (you ARE celebrating!) and balance them out with basic, lighter options as well. The keyword for the day is MODERATION. Don't deprive yourself! Just don't stuff yourself silly either. Have a happy holiday!