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Feeling Good About The Holidays
Posted 2015-11-23 by Bambi Christman in Training

How many people are PLANNING on eating an extra 800 calories this Thursday? Seems like a very silly question, doesn't it? But it is VERY LIKELY that 80% of the population will do exactly that on Thanksgiving Day. There is a reason everyone is moaning and groaning and stretching out on the sofa! If you are looking forward to indulging in all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes (and desserts!), there is a way to minimize the physical damage. Without going into all the scientific data, it has been proven that simply taking a brisk 30 minute walk BEFORE a meal, or performing 15 minutes of bodyweight training (pushups, squats, pullups, burpees) before a meal, helps control post meal blood sugar spikes (which results in weight gain). Personally, I have found this to work quite effectively. The pre-meal workout followed by 16 ounces of water also helps me to CURB my appetite. Smaller portions actually become quite satisfying. The pre-meal workout (or walk) can become a very healthy habit to acquire. So, enjoy your brisk walk or hike or bodyweight workout - and treat yourself to some tasty Thanksgiving dishes!

I felt guilty about how overweight I had become, and how out of shape I was. Bambi got my mind straight about the "journey" I was on. I'm a work in progress, and every week I learn something new from her about nutrition and living a life of fitness. My progress has been steady(!) and I'm motivated to stay in this for the long haul. To say I "love" my trainer is an understatement.

— Garret S.
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