THANKSGIVING OVERREACTION: A once a year meal...enjoy it!

  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 28, 2014 2:59 PM GMT
    So one of my very good gym friends texts me last night and wanted to know if I was going to discuss "sensible
    eating" as applied to Thanksgiving on my weekly recorded webradio program.

    Of course I asked him what he meant. My friend is a (seemingly) very straight personal trainer who has the attitude that Thanksgiving represents an opportunity for people to "fall off the wagon" with regard to their exercise program. He looks great, but I think he takes his views too far and even offends some of his clients when they show "imperfections" such as
    Thanksgiving... haha

    I pointed out I had no plans to talk about it, Thanksgiving represents more than a meal to many people and eating together is simply one aspect... and
    one meal "should be savored" (as one of my registered dietician guests puts it on my show).

    He wanted to know if I used "reason" when eating and I replied I did... I enjoyed it! Of course I pointed out that this meal wasn't going to change how I look, feel or my dedication to fitness.

    My friend is certainly entitled to his opinion, taking the time with friends and family during the holidays is certainly important. Thanksgiving is, but one meal. What he is alluding to is the "snacking" that goes on throughout the holidays and can lead to weight gain. It takes some reasonable self discipline.
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    Nov 28, 2014 3:07 PM GMT
    Pffft
    Way too much angst
    Just tell people you're in a "bulking" phase
    "Cutting" starts January 2
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 28, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidPffft
    Way too much angst
    Just tell people you're in a "bulking" phase
    "Cutting" starts January 2


    I was going to talk about the tastiness of "shark meat" on the program, but lacked the time.

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    Nov 28, 2014 7:58 PM GMT


    why do I feel like a swim night at the gym coming on, except I cant get off the couch right now icon_lol.gif

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    Nov 28, 2014 8:04 PM GMT
    OP's friend sounds like a real Debbie Downer.


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    Nov 28, 2014 11:50 PM GMT
    At every Thanksgiving there's a guest (not always the same one) sitting at the table being served saying "No, I really shouldn't." Whether they're a thin health nut constantly talking about healthy choices or a fatty I say the same thing:

    "If someone goes to the trouble of cooking a delicious meal for me you bet I'm gonna enjoy every bite. I'll just make up for it tomorrow."

    And then I pile up my plate. With gusto. Because rehashing the same story even at the Thanksgiving table makes those people BORES and I don't CARE if I embarrass them.
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    Nov 29, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    One dinner doesn't change You.

    If that were the case than one salad would burn all body fat and We would all be ripped.

    Have a glass of wine.

    Eat a pie.

    Smoke a cigar.

    Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured.

  • Webster666

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    Nov 29, 2014 4:33 AM GMT
    Eating yourself silly, at ONE MEAL, is not going to have any effect on your workout regimen.