slides: Ten Tips For A Healthy Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 13, 2014
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How much exercise does it take a person to burn off a 3,000 calorie Thanksgiving Day meal?
- 5 hours of cardio on an elliptical machine.
- Run at a moderate pace for 4 hours.
- Swim for 5 hours.
- Garden for 7 consecutive hours.
- 9 hours of aqua aerobics.
- 5 hours of moderate to intense Zumba.
Most nutritionists would tell you that Thanksgiving is just another day and there is no need to indulge or overeat. While that might be true, it's just not realistic for most people.
Accomplishing your weight loss and health goals means understanding how to balance your meals and enjoy your favorite holiday foods in moderation.
No need to worry There is a way to enjoy Thanksgiving and still keep to your nutrition and exercise goals. Here are 10 nutrition tips for Thanksgiving day.
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Related Slideshow: 10 Tips For A Healthy Thanksgiving Day
Here are 10 tips and tricks to keep your diet and exercise goals in tact on the biggest food holiday of the year.
Start with the protein (animal or vegetarian). Start with your protein choice and then work on the vegetables. Leave the starchy carbs until the end. The protein will help slow the brake down of the starchy carbs. All that chewing will help you to feel full before you get to the starch.
Pause and take some breaths. After you finish each dish on your plate put your fork town. Take a couple of slow deep breaths. Enjoy what you've previously eaten before starting on the next dish. The deep breaths don't have to be obvious. Taking pauses and some deep breaths will also help aid digestion.
Burn calories! The more calories you burn with activity, the more food you can consume without feeling terrible about it. Do not skip the exercise leading up to the feast or on the day of. Make time to get to exercise and raise your heart rate. Your metabolism will thank you for it.
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