Tomorrow those of us in, or from, the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. We’ll gather with family and friends to channel our inner hobbits by stuffing our bodies full of food and drink. Maybe this indulgence lasts for one meal, or maybe it lasts from appetizers til the last of the leftovers are eaten next week. Either way, far more food is consumed than usual, which can leave a person feeling full, tired, bloated, and maybe a little low.
When trying to lose weight, train for an event, or generally embrace a healthier lifestyle, the holidays can be pretty daunting. Food is fuel, but it’s also a part of socializing and celebrating. So how do we stick to a nutrition plan that’s going to get us to our health and fitness goals, while also allowing for room to enjoy food?
Well, it’s about planning.