Now I understand that we all have our own personal needs for nutrition and caloric intake and that we’re on different levels of exercise. But these are just some general tips that I find useful for anyone=)
1. Eat breakfast, lunch, and any snacks as you normally would. I know it may be tempting to skip breakfast and have a lighter lunch so that you don’t go over a certain calorie count for the day, but you’ll only end up hungrier and more likely to eat all the more for dinner. Satisfy your hunger during the day so that when dinner comes around, you aren’t starving or cravingeverything in sight.
2. Drink water (or tea)!Juices, soda, apple cider (pumpkin spice lattes…) all have added sugars that will only make you crave more sugar later. And those calories can add up quickly!
3. Pick “Thanksgiving foods” that you normally wouldn’t eat any of time of the year.Don’t waste your calories on the rolls that you always have in your pantry or the cheese and crackers you could snack on anytime. Enjoying traditional foods on the holiday will put you more in the spirit of Thanksgiving and make it more enjoyable. Personally, even if I do choose the steamed green beans instead of the green bean casserole, I’ll still eye the casserole all night, and I’ll end up having it anyway.Lesson: Better to have a small portion of one “worse” choice than eat twice as much food.
4. Eat all your food in one sitting. For my family, we usually have a big table with all the food, and everyone just gets food whenever and sits around the couches or on the floor. This makes it really easy for me to have little portions at a time…but I end up eating about 10 times! Try to fill your plate with everything you’ll be eating that night. It’ll help you keep track of how much you’ve eaten, and you’ll be less likely to overeat without realizing it.
5. Chew slowwllyy. This may be a no-brainer, but it’s still important to remember! With all the good food on your plate, the smell of food throughout the house, and everyone around you eating, it can be easy to scarf down everything at once. Enjoy your meal and let your body be satiated. Again, this will help you to not overeat.
6. Pick ONE dessert for the whole night. This one is definitely hardest for me. I tend to eat everything! But if you make a plan to ONLY have ONE slice of pumpkin pie, or ONLY eat ONE cookie, it’ll help you from going too crazy on the sweets. And if you choose to not have any sweets on Thanksgiving, more power to you!
What made you start this blog? Just curious :)
Love fitness, was fed up with girls telling each other the ABC diet was ok, when its not, and you cant survive of 100 calories a day. I am majoring in exercise science and going to minor in nutrition and love helping people and think I can do a pretty accurate job of that. :) also very fit and in shape and wanna help others :), Have done a lot of workout dvds and have completed them, and know a lot about the fitness and nutrition portion of these workouts.
How do I get a flat stomach, slim thighs, smaller waist, skinnier arms?
Get real tip No. 1: ”You can’t spot reduce,” says Darlene Sedlock, PhD, an associate professor of kinesiology at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. “Nobody wants to hear that.”
Get real tip No. 2: You need to give it some time. “There’s no easy fix to the flab,” Sedlock says. “Over time, some of the flab will disappear,” if you’re diligent about the eating and exercise plans. Give it several months, she suggests. Your weight might not change, but you will notice a difference in the way your clothes fit, she says.
Get real tip No. 3: This is perhaps the cruelest. You probably can’t expect to be as flab-free as when you were 20. “Skin loses elasticity as you age,” Sedlock says. The sagging of the skin adds to the unsightly appearance of flab, she says.
Other factors also make flab a challenge, says Jim White, an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian in Virginia Beach, Va. who is a national spokesman for the American Dietetic Association. “As we age, muscle mass declines, and metabolism slows, so we are definitely fighting an uphill battle.”
So is some flab inevitable with age? “It seems to happen, but if you make a concentrated effort to avoid it, you can,” Sedlock says. Too late if you’re reading this article, of course, but preventing flab is a lot easier than banishing it, she says.
Even so, it’s possible to reduce your fat and flab, White and Sedlock say. Besides being realistic, here are their best tips.
I hope you were able to find any or all of these tips useful to you=)