Get a plan to detox and eat healthfully the day after Thanksgiving.
I’m a big believer that Thanksgiving is not a day to diet. Once a year, you get to gather ’round the table with family and friends, count your blessings and eat delicious holiday dishes to your heart’s content.
I’m not saying you should go nuts and have three servings of turkey, four different types of potatoes and two slices of pie with double the whipped cream. But I do think that you should definitely go ahead and eat a little of everything you like.
That said, as someone who has a master’s degree in nutrition with a focus in weight management, I know that, when it comes to eating, you must keep the holiday behaviors to the actual holidays. It’s a slippery slope, my friends. In my book, the menu on “Black Friday” does not look like the one on Thanksgiving Thursday (only made in the microwave instead). Let other people eat the leftover mashed potatoes and gravy, the stuffing and the candied sweet potatoes, while you try my “1,500-Calorie Day-After-Thanksgiving Detox Plan,” which I will share, happily, with you.
—Nicci Micco, M.S., Editor-at-Large
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