We need to stop panicking. The holiday season is upon us whether we like it or not. So to help ease the turkey day fears, I’ve listed out a day of small activities that can be plugged in easily so you can enjoy, guilt free.
Wednesday Night– The night before Thanksgiving, lay out your workout clothes. This is to prepare your mind the night before. When you wake up early, because you probably should today, you’ll have your “get to work” clothes set out so you don’t even need to think about it!
Thanksgiving Morning– Wake up and get those active clothes on. Then get to work! Here is a very quick workout:
3 Rounds for time
- 5 Burpees
- 7 Box Jumps
- 20 Mountain Climbers
That’s it, for now.
Have a good breakfast. Do not have any thing sweet now, that can wait. Eat a hearty breakfast, mostly protein. According to Tim Ferriss’s book “The 4-Hour Body”, a cheat day requires at least 30g of good protein for breakfast. You can fancy it up with healthy fats like avocado and nuts or add salsa for some color.
Examples: eggs, bacon, sausage, veggies, protein shakes, or even leftovers.
Drink a glass of grapefruit juice. This helps the insulin spike we get when we eat all those carbs.
Tim describes it like this:
I also enjoy Pu’erh tea, a fermented dark tea, studies have shown that Pu’erh tea helps the body burn fat. Shawn Stevenson’s The Model Health Show explains that pu’erh tea literally blocks the liver from creating more fat and can unlock fat cells, but movement is essential.
What’s next?! Enjoy your meal, eat it all up. Enjoy the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and even the pumpkin pie if you wish!
After the meal, DO NOT SIT, at least not right away.
20 Squats after meal
20 Squats 1 hour after meal
20 Squats 2 hours after meal
This will ensure that the muscles are using that sugar/carbs and it won’t be turned into fat! Hooray!
This is just one blueprint that you can use, take some or leave some. I do hope it helps you!