Getting Back in Shape After Thanksgiving

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did, and I ate A LOT.

 {Catered packages from Butterfield Market}

 {the men preparing pumpkin pies}

 {traditional pumpkin pie}

 {Midnight pumpkin pie}

 {Good food, good friends, good times}

 {Day 2 Left-overs chopped up and stuffed in between a baguette}

 {Day 3 Boozy brunch}

Thanksgiving weekend was just the way it should be- lazy, delicious, and full of laughs with friends. But let’s get serious, the weekend’s over now and it’s time to get back in shape.

I’m not really one for diets, but I do like to pick up a few tips here and there from the experts.  I especially like SuperFoods HealthStyle because it offers manageable tips for an overall healthy lifestyle rather than a temporary crash diet. The book also breaks down foods and plans according to the seasons.

Here are some of my favorite take-aways for autumn and winter:

  • Incorporate cinnamon into your diet to moderate cholesterol and glucose levels; cinnamon is also a brain booster.
  • Make up for the lack of sun by getting more vitamin D. Eat vitamin D-fortified cereals, eat fish like Alaskan halibut, and take brisk fifteen-minute walks in the sun.
  • “You must exercise, it’s that simple.”
  • Dark chocolate is good for you.
  • Eat an apple a day.
  • Use pomegranates for sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades.
  • Sleep 7-8  hours a night for better day-time performance and overall health.

I like to check in with this book every once in a while to get re-inspired on healthy life choices. And I use it for grocery shopping lists and recipes  incorporating super foods.

Hope you found some of these tips helpful. I’d love to hear what your health strategy is.


8 thoughts on “Getting Back in Shape After Thanksgiving

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  4. Book sounds great. I need a go-to resource (hard copy, not internet) that tells me what is in season. Will look it up. Don’t have a health strategy except that when I want to eat something bad for dinner, for example (pasta, cake), I eat something good at lunch and breakfast (yogurt, salad) to counter it. Certainly not medical advice, but it does let me satisfy cravings without feeling too badly about it.

    LOVE the checkered kitchen floor!

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