A LITTLE THANKSGIVING ADVICE: I have had multiple people email me the last few days as well as my online clients who have asked the one big question that most of us are wondering.

“How do I behave myself on Thanksgiving and not go overboard with food. How do I prevent myself from gaining weight over the holiday?”

Here is my best advice to you…….

Unless you have a competition, photo shoot, or something major in the very near future that requires your body to look a certain way, then I don’t want you worrying about tomorrow and all that yummy delicious food. It’s a holiday after all! So, enjoy it! Enjoy your family. Enjoy the foods that you only get to see once a year. Nibble on everything that your little heart desire’s. The only thing I ask is to do everything in moderation. Eat your favorite pie, but you don’t need to eat the whole entire thing. Then eat your favorite appetizers, but don’t hoard it all to yourself and devour the whole thing. Do you see what I’m saying? I want you to take this one day and not think about calories. Don’t think about the weight you’ll gain {because more than likely most of your weight gain by Friday will be due to LOTS of water weight due to all the extra sugar and carbs}. Don’t look at your food like it’s a bad thing and that you need to stay away. Enjoy Thanksgiving! And once your belly is full, then tell yourself that you’re done and move on. I want you to listen to your body and just don’t go overboard, but still enjoy everything you see on that table. You can consider these pre-workout and post-workout tips to choose your diet accordingly.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving! May you laugh till your cheeks hurt and you make memories that will be heartfelt for years to come. And promise me you’ll torture Uncle “so and so” that is sleeping in the recliner while everyone else is tending to all the crazy cousins and cleaning the kitchen after a huge feast…..because we all know we have that one uncle that instantly goes into a food coma and snores so loud that you can’t hear your football game on TV Ha ha!

Often times filling our bellies with health foods before diving into our Thanksgiving feast will help keep us from over indulging. Here are a few suggestions on some healthy protein packed meals that can help get you through the day before having your big Thanksgiving feast