Tony Horton, Founder of P90X3, knows we love getting together for Thanksgiving and enjoying our family and friends over a delicious meal. What he doesn’t love? The bloating. The stomach aching. The lethargic feeling that Americans will feel the day after!
“People will often use the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve to ease up on healthy eating and regular exercise because they think they’ve earned a little “time off”. Why would you throw in the towel after you’ve won the fight? I don’t get that at all. When life is hardest you must narrow your focus and keep going.” says Tony.
If you think Tony doesn’t have a sweet tooth, think again. He does. He’s human, after all. Think he doesn’t like to indulge in all the savory and sweet treats that every Thanksgiving table in America has to offer? Wrong again. He definitely does. So here are his tips to make your Thanksgiving a success:
● Host your own Thanksgiving so you can be in control of the menu.
● If you have to go to someone else’s place, bring a healthy dish that you can eat.
● Mind your portions: if you really truly can’t get away from eating the unhealthy crap, take half of what you normally would and then wait 20 minutes before going back for seconds.
● Bring your own healthy dessert.
● Don’t skip your regular workouts!
Make it about thanks and being with family. Give thanks to yourself for choosing perseverance over laziness, discipline over impatience, self-reliance over self-pity, and hard work over quick fixes.
This Thanksgiving I am challenging myself (and YOU TOO!) to make the conscious decision to stay healthy and use Tony Horton’s tips especially portion control and picking my “poison” (the cake or the pie but not both unless I take a sliver or taste of each). I will only suffer from a slight ‘itis instead of a full on coma while I give thanks and spend quality time as I cook and entertain for my family and friends.
Did Tony Horton’s tips help you? What other kitchen tips do you use during the holidays?