Post-Thanksgiving Re-Boot Eating Plan

Post-Thanksgiving Re-Boot Eating Plan / what to do when you overeat?
 
Here we are!  Ready for a huge Thanksgiving Feast.  Family, Food, Fun and a bit (or a lot) of our Favorite drinks!
 
I am over here in Canada so we celebrated our Thanksgiving last month BUT, I know all about how you are thinking and feeling as YOUR Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. 
 
Every year I say the same thing, “I am only going to eat what I eat on my regular diet”.  
 
I am so darn sure that I am not going to eat the mashed potatoes and gravy.  Sure, I have managed to stay away from them in years gone by BUT who am I kidding?  I want some of those mashed potatoes with gravy.  I want some cranberry sauce. I want to smother my turkey in gravy and I want to eat a few bites of those desserts that look oh so amazing!
 
What’s your plan?  What are you thinking?  Are you going to indulge? 
 
Look, if you decide to indulge over a few days (because who the heck doesn’t LOVE leftovers) … I have your back.  
 
It’s kind of like when we hit our goal weight and we cruise along there for a while and then we have a few sneaky habits that creep back in (famous carb creep), isn’t it easier to just BANISH that 5 pound gain BEFORE it turns into 20?  
 
Believe me, 20 pounds of regain is so easy to do.  Just eat the wrong things for a few weeks, and that turns into a few months and you are seriously dealing with a 20 pound regain.  It happens to the best of us.
 
Why not take control of that little re-gain as soon as it happens?  Don’t even allow the scale to register the re-gain.  Step on the scale on Monday morning and say to your scale “Bye-Bye Re-gain”…. Imma comin’ for you.  
 
Here is my plan team!!  
 
We are going to enjoy our food and family and drinks and then we are going to get ready to banish those extra pounds … 
 
Ready. Set. Go.
 
Here is a list of what I do on Monday mornings when my weekend has been less than stellar… call it Thanksgiving or a Big Weekend with My Girls!!
 
Foods we will be eating over the next 4 days:
 
  • Eggs
  • Avocado
  • Green Leafy Veggies (Spinach, Arugula, any variety of Lettuce)
  • Asparagus
  • Mushrooms
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Ground beef
  • White fish
  • Steak
  • Shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Cheese
  • Olives
  • Pecans
I have planned for 4 days for you but realistically, you can choose two of your favorite days and just repeat them.
 
You don’t have to over-complicate your life. 
 
  • If you don’t like avocados, eat a handful of nuts instead.
  • If you don’t like fish, swap it for chicken breast
  • If you don’t like mushrooms – then don’t eat them.
 
See what I am saying?  Don’t eat anything you don’t like.  Swap if for something you like better.
 
I want you to be able to have Thanksgiving, enjoy Thanksgiving and then have a plan to get back on track RIGHT AWAY.
 
If you have any questions, reach out to me.  I am here for you!
 

Don’t forget to watch my FaceBook LIVE  on this exact topic Friday, November 29th at 3pm EST.

 

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.

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