Avoid Dieting On Thanksgiving Day

    Participate in fun family activity after meal: Have an activity that gets the entire family involved. One of my favorites is WII’s “Michael Jackson, The Experience” video game. You can burn a lot of calories dancing to “Beat it” and “Thriller”. Yes, I still know all the moves to “Beat it” and “Thriller”!

    Hand out leftovers: Leaving extra pies, cakes and other food in your fridge following Thanksgiving may result in temptation and weight gain. Offer left overs to guests. Alternatively, you may be able to contribute your left overs to not-for-profit organizations who can use the extra meals.

    So, prepare yourself for Thanksgiving. During this food-focused holiday, not gaining weight can be just as important as losing it.

    Have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

    See additional tips on how to improve sleep, and other nutritional and fitness advice, in my book, Body Under Construction.

    By Sloan Luckie, BDO Fitness Expert

    Sloan Luckie, a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Public Accountant, is the author of the optimal health workbook, Body Under Construction. Body Under Construction shows how to use nutrition, exercise and sleep to build the body of your dreams, reduce your risk to chronic illness and look and feel your absolute best.

    His unique philosophy on building and maintaining optimal health has garnered significant media attention. Sloan has appeared on NBC’s “The Talk” with Marion Brooks, NY1 News with Cheryl Wills, graced the pages of Syd Jerome magazine, and conducted nutrition and fitness demonstrations for corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and various other groups throughout the United States.

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