Hey Fast and Fit Athletes!
- Clean the diet up now to reduce the influx in body fat and to make you more carb sensitive. AKA: Dial it in!
- Don’t starve yourself during the morning and/or afternoon leading up to the feast. Eat a breakfast, lunch and snacks just like you normally would so that you don’t gorge on everything in sight when the big Thanksgiving meal occurs.
- Take HCL and probiotics to help with digestion. HCL is naturally secreted in the stomach to break down food; however, HCL is rarely at the level it should be in Americans.
- Supplement with fish oil and fenugreek to prevent insulin spikes and to control blood sugars.
- Eat your turkey (or whatever meat you feast on) first. Protein in Greek means “of first importance”.
- The morning of your feast, hit a high volume and/or intensity workout. It will get the metabolism ready to burn up those carbs. Last year I did a 10-minute workout just before the meal. (Time: 10-minutes, Workout: Push-ups: 120, Pull-ups: 60).
- Workout with a partner or family member. It’s fun, and you get to socialize. Health is more than just moving fast and eating well.
- You shouldn’t be eating processed foods, even on holidays. So make sure that the desserts that you ARE eating are just like what grandma used to make. Whole ingredients!!!
- Drink water. It helps with detoxification and digestion.
- Chew your food. A lot. It’s the first line of digestion that we have.
- Enjoy the company of friends & family, and the indulgences that you choose. And then get back to your regularly scheduled workouts & nutrition tomorrow!
Coach Mike & Coach Angie