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Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving
11/18/12 8:23 PM
Okay,
So I'm 15, have completed both Insanity and Asylum vol. 1, and now play on the varsity basketball team at my school. I follow a pretty strict diet plan, carb cycling, etc, and haven't had a "cheat meal" or "cheat day" for probably 6 months. However, I'm traveling to my extended family's for Thanksgiving and they take a lot of pride in their food. I'm not foreseeing a whole lot a leniency on their part towards my way of eating. I love Thanksgiving, it's my favorite holiday because in the past it's been a day where I just get to indulge. Will one day of indulging make me gain weight? I'm just trying to find some way to reassure myself that this isn't going to ruin all the hard work and dieting I've been so focused on for the last 8 months.
Thanks,
Autumn
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/19/12 5:36 AM as a reply to AZHB123.
AZHB123:
Okay,
So I'm 15, have completed both Insanity and Asylum vol. 1, and now play on the varsity basketball team at my school. I follow a pretty strict diet plan, carb cycling, etc, and haven't had a "cheat meal" or "cheat day" for probably 6 months. However, I'm traveling to my extended family's for Thanksgiving and they take a lot of pride in their food. I'm not foreseeing a whole lot a leniency on their part towards my way of eating. I love Thanksgiving, it's my favorite holiday because in the past it's been a day where I just get to indulge. Will one day of indulging make me gain weight? I'm just trying to find some way to reassure myself that this isn't going to ruin all the hard work and dieting I've been so focused on for the last 8 months.
Thanks,
Autumn


Hi Autumn,

No, one day of indulging will not lead to longterm weight gain. Enjoy with moderation and just make the next few days very healthy. Food is to be celebrated. Enjoy your Holiday! Do NOT get on the scale - the number post indulging does not reflect the truth and I don't want you to be disspointed, Congrats on making a healthy choice! emoticon How is basketball going?

Cheers,
Christina
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/19/12 7:33 AM as a reply to AZHB123.
You're 15 and you've done Insanity and Asylum, wow great job! Did you talk to your doctor about following strict diet plans and carb cycling? You're still growing so you're body needs more fuel. As for thanksgiving, you can stick to veggies and turkey, avoid the gravy and desert. Don't over indulge the food, you don't want to be in a "turkey coma". Thanksgiving has already passed in Canada and I stuck to the plan, I didn't over eat, I didn't have any desert, I filled up on turkey instead. I wasn't overly full and I have a great night. Plan ahead and you'll do great.
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/19/12 12:21 PM as a reply to AZHB123.
I have a personal trainer and nutritionist who approved my diet plan, yes. Plan ahead, check!
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/19/12 12:22 PM as a reply to AZHB123.
Basketball is going very well, I'm in much better shape than all the other girls, haha.
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/19/12 2:11 PM as a reply to AZHB123.
In your situation, I would probably do two things:

1: Everything in moderation - it sounds like your extended family may take offense if you don't try every little bit of food. If that be the case, then literally try a "little bit" of everything. People aren't often offended as long as you try a little, and they can often understand if you tell them that you don't want to feel bloated or uncomfortable the rest of the day.

2: Don't stress over it - If plan A above doesn't work, oh well. Honestly, sixth months without a cheat day is amazing and the dedication it takes to some people is unfathomable. That's something I bet you're proud of, and everyone would probably agree that a single day to "cheat" is earned. After all, refer to plan A: Everything in moderation. Cheat days are healthy too because they curb cravings - just so long as they're infrequent. And, like stated before, don't weigh yourself the next day because it'll disillusion you. Stick to your routine afterwards, and your body will compensate quickly.
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/19/12 2:55 PM as a reply to AZHB123.
thanks for the advice. Did you do Insanity and/or Asylum? if you, any recommendations on what my thanksgiving morning workout and day after workout should be?
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RE: Thanksgiving
11/20/12 5:30 AM as a reply to AZHB123.
Follow your schedule, if you're not following one, why not do you're two favorite workouts?
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