Forty-five hundred calories. That’s how much food energy the average American consumes on Thanksgiving, according to the Calorie Control Council.
That sort of energy blitz would be a major blow to your weight loss goals at any time of year. But Turkey Day marks the beginning of a five-week period of holiday parties and other festive social events where we all want to look and feel our best—and will be opportunities to eat and drink to excess. It’s enough to make you want to throw your hands up and completely write off the whole month of December — but don’t!
The hard truth? There’s no silver bullet to recovering from the gastronomic onslaught that is the last Thursday in November. But by adopting some of the small and manageable changes below, you can feel slimmer, rev your metabolism, tackle the rest of the holiday season mindfully and ring in the New Year feeling good about your health-and-fitness goals for 2016.
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