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OMG I gained 5 pounds on Thanksgiving!

I call Bullshit.

Holidays fast approaching, the messages “don’t blow all your progress on the holidays” will be in full swing.

💜I am here to tell you, YOU WILL NOT BLOW ALL YOUR PROGRESS IN ONE DAY. You do not gain muscle or fat that quickly. 

The facts are:

➡️Eating a meal with a high carbohydrate load, you will retain water, because our bodies need water to process the carbs. 

➡️Eating a high sodium content meal, may lead to retaining water and feeling bloated. 

➡️THIS water is what you will see on the scale after a holiday. 

Pro tips for special occasions:

️Hydrate and drink water before your meal: will it help with hydration, and it will take some space up in your stomach, making you feel fuller before you eat too much.

️Put your fork down and pause during your meals. It can take your brain up to 20 minutes to send the “FULL” signal.

️Go for a short walk after your meal, it aids in digestion, reduces blood sugar, helps with bloating (Ayurvedic principles prescribe light walks after meals)

️DO NOT PUNISH yourself the day after over exercising or restricting eating. This is what leads to metabolic damage over time.

️ENJOY yourself. Practice mindfulness, be thankful for the time you have with your loved ones.

️Invest in your health, hire a coach to help you navigate through all the bullshit nutrition and fitness advice on social media, ask for a resume, and references. If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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