26 April, 2012
Thanksgiving Day Meal PlanPosted in : Uncategorized on by : admin
Well it’s finally here. I’ve been promising this meal plan for two weeks. Ever since I did the big Thanksgiving Day with my family on November 7th. This is a splurge meal plan that actually has turkey and all the trimmings but it’s still reasonable enough that I’m happy to report I didn’t gain any weight that weekend after eating this. The other great thing is that I had a little of everything, really enjoyed the meal, felt completely satisfied without becoming miserable like in holiday’s past.
I had a meal replacement shake in the morning and then didn’t eat anything else until dinner. I knew we’d be eating earlier, so I was fine. I didn’t have any appetizers either, as I wanted to save all my calories for the meal. After logging all this into Daily Burn, I discovered I could of had some light appetizers and I still would have been under 2500 calories. For dinner I had the Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach Salad, Oatmeal Wheat Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, and then had Pumpkin pie with a little whipped cream later that evening. The key for me was that I had small portions of everything. Like 6 oz of Turkey with a little bit of cranberry sauce. A small spoonful of mashed potatoes with a couple tablespoons of gravy. A half of a sweet potato with just a little butter and brown sugar. I stopped at two rolls and didn’t have butter on them. They tasted great without it. Then one small slice (8 slices to the pie) of Pumpkin Pie. I have to say it was my best Thanksgiving to date. As I proved to myself that I can splurge, have a great time, eat a large variety and still meet my fitness goals. All this food and only 2200 calories. If I can do it, so can you.
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