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Over-Eating After Thanksgiving

It’s easy to over-eat after Thanksgiving. We all feel like rollie pollies because we’re stuffed to the brim. Here’s how to avoid over-eating after Thanksgiving.

The sugar that we consume on a holiday is crazy. An interesting thing I heard the other day is that your brain reacts the exact same way to sugar that it does crack. It’s actually addictive. There’s a point to bringing this up.

If you’ve had all that sugar on Thanksgiving, which is fine, you need to be able to have a treat and have a good meal. Well, when you over-eat, what happens the next day is now you’re craving it. Anything with sugar in it, you’re going after it like a wild woman. Kids too. My kids are all about it and we have got to reel it in to avoid over-eating after Thanksgiving.


How to Avoid This

How we reel it in is I give away all the leftovers. Because if it’s in the house, we’re going to go after it. Bottom line. So, that’s how I combat the whole sugar thing the next day. It’s very normal to have these little addictive sugar situations. So I get rid of it, get rid of it.

You don’t need extra pie in the fridge for you to be dipping into at midnight, right? That’s what we do at our house. After you have a big meal at Thanksgiving, you’re going to feel like you want it for a couple of days. This causes you to over-eat. It’s like that.

You will have a little withdrawal but drink a lot of green tea, coffee, a lot of water. Help flush everything out. You don’t want one meal to derail the train. You were on a good path and then you eat a big meal like that, people would keep going. This is why you’ve got to reel it in. Get rid of the leftovers. I hope that helps you avoid over-eating after Thanksgiving.

Jen Fisher

Jen is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and NESTA certified personal trainer. Her goal is to help others love themselves. She believes the story we tell ourselves in our minds holds us back. For example, for many years she told herself she wasn’t smart enough to make it through school to be a nutritionist. She thought she couldn't do a fitness competition because she had kids (and no time). Our minds are powerful and Jen wants to help everyone break through that roadblock to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

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