How to Stay on Track While Enjoying Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite United States holidays. First, it kicks off the Holiday Season. Second, it is home to my favorite foods, turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and pies. Finally, it is one of the holidays that brings our extended family together with football, great food and laughs. 

Thanksgiving is a tough holiday when you are on a weightloss journey, like I am. Although the food is delicious it has a lot of calories and I usually don’t stop at a single serving. My concern is that I am starting to consistently lose weight (lost 8 lbs so far) and I can’t say no to all of my favorite dishes. So I have created a plan to prevent me from derailing my progress while also enjoying the holiday. 

The Plan

I start my morning with a 45-min Turkey Burn Live Peloton class. It is a good way to start the day. I love seeing my family and friends who also take the ride with me, so we high five each other. Another good idea is to participate in your local Turkey 5k often called “Turkey Trot”. It is a fun way to get your family together before dinner to burn some calories. To find your local Turkey Trot, check out

Remember do not miss a meal. I still eat brunch prior to going to my family’s Thanksgiving. I do this so I’m not starving at dinner time and ‘over indulge’. 

I also count my calories and track in myfitnesspal app so I can make sure I know how much I consumed. I love doing this because sometimes I don’t eat as much as I thought I did. Also, by tracking my calories, it helps me to get back on track the next day. 

Time to Celebrate

I am very much looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. Now that I have my plan I am prepared to enjoy the food while staying on track with my weightloss journey and not to derail my progress. Do you like Thanksgiving as much as I do? Are you planning how to celebrate? If so, did my ideas help you? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time, have a joy filled day and a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. 

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