Thanksgiving Binging…Get Over It!
As you may already know, it’s Thanksgiving today in the USA. For some it’s a time to share thanks with your friends and family, for some it’s a time to enjoy each others company, but for some like me, it’s a time to eat and then eat some more.
I love eating. That is why I’ve had problems with my weight. Even when I was in the best shape of my life I ate a lot. Food tastes good. Especially my grand ma’s cooking. She has that special touch that you acquire from years of cooking from memory. While I won’t be with her this year, I will definitely be thinking of her food. This year we are driving up to Fort Lauderdale to spend the next couple of days with friends. I sure hope that they can cook!
What’s my plan for eating this Thanksgiving? My plan is to eat until I don’t want to anymore. It’s simple. I keep reading about how you should not eat this or not eat that on Thanksgiving.
Eat whatever you want. Just today, not tomorrow, not the day after. Take today and let it be your cheat day. Once it’s over you get back on track with your exercise and proper eating. It’s worked for me in the past and I plan on doing the same.
There was one Thanksgiving when I hadn’t eaten all day (I was saving up for the feast later that night). By the time dinner came around I could barely eat half the plate. I was so pissed! The food was especially good that night and I was there all full.
So let’s recap:
1. Eat whatever you want, TODAY. Don’t think too much about proteins, carbs, calories, processed, unprocessed…just eat and relax. It’s your cheat day.
2. Tomorrow you get back on track. Remember, today is your cheat day. This is your one day of the week, or month, to let loose and feast. Unleash that beast within!
3. Done. Gobble, gobble.