How to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

Body Contouring Newton MAWhether you’re a body builder or you just got one of our body sculpting procedures done, you are probably more interested in maintaining your weight this Thanksgiving than the food that’s going to be on the table. However, once your mom brings out the sweet potatoes and your aunt puts that pie in front of you, there may be no saying no. To help you get prepared for the big day, Dr. Rick Silverman has come up with a few ways for you to avoid Thanksgiving weight gain.

Start With a Morning Workout

Whether you want to get festive and join a local turkey trot or if you just want to hit the gym hard, make sure that you get in your workout on Thanksgiving day. By burning off some extra calories at the beginning of the day, it will save you a little bit more room to indulge later on.

Say No To Seconds

Even though your eyes and your mom may say otherwise, you do not need to eat a second helping of food. But just because you aren’t going to be eating seconds, that doesn’t give you an excuse to fill your plate to the brim either. Remember that it’s all about portion control and watching what you eat.

Start Small

As previously mentioned, portion control is everything. Make sure that you only serve yourself small portions of food. Even though you may want large portions, you should feel full after you eat a large plate full of small portions. Plus, small portions will give you the opportunity to try a little bit of everything. In addition to getting a small portion of Thanksgiving dinner, also go small on the dessert. Having a small slice of pumpkin pie will help satisfy your sweet tooth without pushing you over your daily caloric limit.

Maintaining your body weight can be really hard to do around Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t have to be. If you want to learn more about body contouring procedures or weight management, contact our Brighton or Newton office today and call us at (617) 965-9500.

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