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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thanksgiving

There is so much to be thankful for this year and I’m especially thankful to all of you, who take time out of your busy days to read Fab Over Forty.  It truly means the world to me, and I wish for all of you much health and happiness.

Thanksgiving also means the holiday season has officially started.   Good or bad, stressed or fun, we all have more on our plates (literally and figuratively) during this season.  David Kirsch, celebrated trainer and founder of Madison Square Club as been a trainer to celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Faith Hill, Ellen Barkin, Linda Evangelista and more, offers us these tips to not overeat and to stay healthy during this busy party season:

On the day of the big meal:

  • Make sure you eat a good, protein-rich breakfast to coat your stomach and keep you from overeating.
  • An hour before dinner, take the edge off by enjoying a small protein snack like a handful of almonds or a protein shake.
  • Pledge to keep your cheer clear:  If you have to drink, make it wine or vodka soda – not anything pink or frilly.
Following the celebration:
  • Banish the bloat by returning to your five-small-meals-a-day plan.
  • Make sure you hydrate by drinking plenty of water to get rid of the fatty toxins.
  • Potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes and asparagus help to fight water retention, so stock up on these healthy veggies.
  • Make sure you avoid starchy carbs, which can cause your stomach to bloat.
Whenever you have a misstep:

  • If you ate a little too much or exercised a little less than you’d like to – take small steps to get back on your path to wellness.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast to start your day off right or do a mini-workout with cardio in the morning and cardio-sculpting in the afternoon.
  • Small steps will get you back on track from the holidays in no time.