The Ultimate Thanksgiving Survival Guide

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It’s right around the corner!

That time of year when all your diet and fitness regimens are put aside for the sake of enjoying food and fun with your loved ones.

After all the celebration and enjoyment is done, you’d be surprised how quickly all the hard work you put into staying in shape goes down the drain.

So What Do You DO?

Ideally you should do what I call “Keep Training” this means you train through the holiday weeks as if they were just any other week.

But I get it, it’s not that easy when you have to defrost the turkey 2 days beforehand, pick up your in-laws from the airport, occupy the kids and make sure you have enough mashed potatoes because Uncle Steve is coming for dinner.

So what ends up happening due to all the stress and time restraints is that you put your own personal health and fitness on hold.

Then the Monday aftermath of a holiday filled with second helpings, desserts and a few too many adult beverages is the “Now it’s time to get back in shape mode”.

Is that person you?

Take advantage of these tried, tested, and proven tips to get back on track:

1. Increase Water Intake. You can’t overlook the wonderful benefits that water gives to your body. Not only does it hydrate, but when consumed in recommended portions, it serves to flush the body and helps you eliminate any leftover toxins and free radicals from all those fat-heavy, calorie-dense Thanksgiving delights.

  •  If you have a hard time drinking plain water, convert it into a more pleasant beverage by making flavored green tea, or squeezing lemon, adding mint, raspberries or cucumbers for a refreshing twist.
  •  Drink enough water to send you to the bathroom at least five times per day. 


2. Rev Up Your Metabolism. The sooner you take steps to increase your metabolism, the sooner your body can start to really burn those extra pounds. These suggestions will increase your metabolism:

  • * Green tea is an excellent product for increasing metabolism. Have a cup or two during the day, but avoid drinking green tea at night, the caffeine may keep you awake.
  • * Add some B complex to your daily vitamin intake.
  • * You can also increase your metabolism by eating foods that require extra energy to digest, such as protein. 

3. Load Up On Fiber. Fiber-rich foods or as we like to call them WARRIOR 20 FOODS go hand in hand with water. They help to pull the toxins from the body that the water flushes out. Remember that your body doesn’t absorb much of the fiber, so its main purpose is to take bad stuff with it when it’s being eliminated.

  •  Fiber can be found in fruits and vegetables, especially the ones that are consumed with the skin on.
  • Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and long beans are great sources of fiber. It’s a good idea to also include whole grains like quinoa or wild rice 

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4. Get Moving! Go for a walk, play some outdoor games with the family or keep it simple and do some stretching. Join us for a FREE Thanksgiving Day Workout! It is the best way to get the burn you want!

  • If you have access to a gym get in there early thanksgiving morning and perform a sprint session, or a full body weight training workout.
  •  If that’s too intense get on the treadmill, jack up the incline and walk for 30-40 minutes while you plan out your day of festivities.
  • If time is an issue, you can get out and walk the neighborhood or get a few exercise DVDs and workout at home at your own convenience.
  • If you belong to a TFW or if there is one in your area look up their Thanksgiving Schedule.  All TFW facilities will be running a FUN, FAT Burning Holiday Workout! 

As I have always preached your best bet to get back into shape after Thanksgiving is to not lose track at all, it’s only human for you to want to indulge a little and you should!

However if you’re guilty of going overboard during Thanksgiving, this program should get you on track again.



The TFW Pittsburgh Thanksgiving workout starts at 9am and is open to the public!

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