Good morning Mr. Fit Wells Family,
Thanksgiving is upon us? What?? Already?! I’m not sure what’s crazier, this or the fact that Christmas is just right around the corner. From Halloween until the sky is lit up for New Years, the end of the year can be a very hectic time. In any case, no problem. You are ready for all of the madness and temptations to come. And if you aren’t, you will be if you continue reading….
With Thanksgiving only being a few days away, it’s a good idea to start putting a system in place for yourself that will allow you to continue to maintain optimal nutrition before enjoying a little bit of aunt Patty’s famous pie or your brothers secret seafood stuffing.
Throughout the beginning of this week, focus on prioritizing your lean protein (i.e.: tofu or grass fed beef), your veggies (i.e. dark leafy greens such as kale), your healthy monounsaturated and saturated fats (i.e.: avocado oil or almonds) and finally your starchy carbs (i.e.: quinoa or sweet potatoes). By continuing to eat nutritiously leading up to T-day, you’ll be less inclined to blow a button off your pants because you’ll be properly nourished.
Keep and print out this cheat sheet and put it on your fridge to help you remember:
Do the best you can to make sure that each plate has a little bit of everything. One little "life hack" that I like to do before going into something big like Thanksgiving is fill up on the dark leafy greens, lean proteins and healthy fats before heading out to the party. This way I am less likely to over-indulge while still allowing myself to enjoy the sweetness of Aunt Patty’s pumpkin pie. After all, it’s better to be proactive than reactive, right?
“People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances that they want, and, if they can’t find them, they make them.” - George Bernard Shaw
Until next time!
Mr. Fit Wells