Strategy #1: Feast On Protein
So you’re scoping out the buffet set-up at a holiday party and you’re
contemplating what to eat. I’m betting there’s a turkey there.
Or some shrimp cocktail.
Eat it, and only that, until you’re full.
Protein is, by nature, very filling. And by filling up on lean protein, you’ll
avoid other, potentially more destructive food items at the buffet.
And best yet, you still leave satisfied.
Another benefit of protein is that it also helps your body process
carbohydrates more effectively by stimulating the release of the hormone
glucagon—a hormone which helps to control blood sugar and curb the fat-
storage properties of insulin.
So if you do indeed add some carbs, they’ll become much less of a threat
to your waistline.
Strategy #2: Do NOT Drink Calories
Calories in beverages are wasted calories. They do nothing to increase
satiety or fullness, and can very easily tack on a serious amount of caloric
damage to any evening.
If it has calories, don’t drink it, plain and simple.
If you’d like some variety beyond plain water, drink green tea or add Emergen-C.
Just please, do NOT fall victim to 500 calories of fat-fertilizing high fructose
corn syrup. Simple avoidance, great benefit.
Strategy #3: Be “Normal”
Most people don’t eat anything else all day leading up to the big event in order to “save up” the calories.
Big mistake, and for several reasons.
First, when you go into a meal or party incredibly hungry, you will
absolutely overeat to a much higher degree than you would otherwise.
Bigger portions of calorie dense, fatty/carb-laden food = WAY more
calories than you would have naturally eaten throughout the day.
Secondly, eating nothing only to follow it up with a big, high-fat/high-
carb/high-calorie meal leads to a greater percentage of those calories than
normal to be stored as fat.
Strategy #4:Get Up Early and Workout
I am meeting 4 other people serious about their health and working out Before I eat.
That way the extra calories can actually be put to good use to build muscle instead of packing on fat.
There are No excuses!
Strategy #5: Delicious Protein Pancakes Recipe
It’s been a great year here at My Fitness Coach / Hot Mommy Fitness. And I’m very grateful for you being a part of that success. This week being Thanksgiving I want to make sure I’m showing you how grateful I am.
But before I do…
Let’s get serious for a moment. You’re going to eat a LOT of food this Thursday. You know it. I know it. And that’s ok. I’m sure you’ve been working out just a little bit harder to prepare for it, right? 😉 And I know you’re going to get a good workout in on Thursday before you chow down, right?
Now, besides that, I also want to remind you one thing you do NOT want to do on Thursday is skip meals so you can stuff yourself with one big one. That’s a no-no.
You still need to start your day right by boosting your metabolism with a solid breakfast. So to help you out with that I’ve got a gift for you from me and my buddies over at Prograde Nutrition. It’s a delicious Protein Pancakes recipe.
Thanks to the protein in the recipe your blood sugar won’t go crazy like it can just by eating a huge stack of pancakes with sugary syrup. Nope, this recipe will fill you up, nourish your body and give your metabolism just the boost it needs.
You can get the Protein Pancakes recipe here: http://pps.getprograde.com/prograde-pancake-recipe.html
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