Growing up in New England, Thanksgiving was a big deal and has always been one of my favorite holidays. We’d visit Plymouth Rock and the local turkey farm. The street I lived on was named after the native Nashoba tribe and next to Pilgrims Path and Puritan Lane. I love the family gathering together, the focus on thankfulness, and of course all of the delicious traditional foods I look forward to each year!
If you’re anything like me, you have a tendency to overdo it just a little (or maybe a lot) with the cornbread oyster stuffing, cranberry sauce, and creamy pumpkin pie. I have a hard time deciding if I should make smoked or sous-vide turkey, mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole, green beans or Brussel sprouts, pumpkin or pecan pie. So, I make it all! Cooking is love! I may be a health coach, but I’m also human, and I just can’t say no to my favorite foods of the year, even the carbs!
But with taste testing while I cook and then enjoying a bit of everything at Thanksgiving dinner comes some major bloating. Even when I make it all gluten and dairy-free! Plus, I’m already feeling out of sorts from all of the pre-holiday treats and meals out, getting together with visiting out-of-town friends and family. Are you feeling it too?
The good news is that we don’t have to suffer through the tummy troubles that a huge holiday feast, or two, can bring on (or rely on sweatpants to get through the weekend). With some careful planning ahead of time, this is how I make sure my clients and I don’t derail all of our health goals progress to date.
Here’s my mini-plan to prevent feeling stuffed and de-bloat this holiday week:
Put this mini-plan into action ASAP to get your belly feeling better (so
you can fasten that top button). I know I’ll be using it, too!
P.S. Have you been struggling with bloating and fatigue on a regular basis? Schedule your FREE 30-minute Health Discovery Call with me to discuss how I can help.