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How much weight are you going to gain this Thanksgiving week?

You've been working out, exercising hard, losing weight...all...year...long.  For what?  The Epic Season Of Overconsumption also known as Thanksgiving Week.  All that weight lost, gained back over a week!  Thanksgiving Day alone is a feeding frenzy from morning till night, but it's this whole week where you go to office parties, friends parties, extra snacks laying around, and more that adds on calories all week long.  If each pound we gain is 3500 calories, you're probably packing on 1-2 pounds a day with all the food being offered.  I gain weight just looking at a bowl of french-onion dip and a bag of Ruffles Potato Chips!

OK, how much are you planning to gain this season?

How about this, trying gaining just 1 pound.  That's right, a total of 3500 calories which, honestly, is about what you take in during an epic Thanksgiving Day feast.  Have fun, don't worry about food, and enjoy the day.  But, to burn it off you have to do weights (builds muscle mass) and cardio (burns fat and thus calories) to the tune of 30 minutes each day for 1 week.  Where else can you trim calories to have fun without putting on weight?

  • Soda:  Regular soda=150 calories  Diet soda=zero calories
  • Candy:  Regular candy bar=300 calories  No candy bar=zero calories
  • Butter:  1 pat (tbsp)=100 calories  Half-pat or margarine spread=50 calories
  • Use low-fat sour cream instead of regular
  • Eat more veggies
  • Drink less alcohol and stick to wine/beer

Personally, I'm going to the gym at least 4 times this week just to stay on track.  I'm not a workout junkie but I'm staying in shape so I can have the food without feeling guilty.  Have fun this week, eat healthy, and stay in shape.

 

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Comment balloon 11 commentsBryan Robertson • November 23 2011 10:42AM
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