About

Sarah Dussault, a name you may recognize as Senior Video Producer here at Diet.com, brings the Diet Diva character to life with her sometimes biting, sometimes funny, always interesting takes on life and our passion for celebrities and their weight loss methods. The Diet Diva never shies away from a fight, but is always fair with her commentary.

» Meet Sarah Dussault
» Save Author as Favorite
» See all Diet Diva's Posts

Recent Posts

» Pre-Halloween Circuit Workout
» Makeover Your Butt and Thighs
» Gym Secrets: How To Do a Proper Squat
» Best Ab Moves You've Never Heard Of
» Yoga Love

Archive

» January 2007
» December 2006
» November 2006
» October 2006
» September 2006
» August 2006

Celebrities and Diet

 
by Sarah Dussault, Celebrities & Weight Loss blogger

 
Subscribe to this feed

Burn calories this Thanksgiving instead of packing on the pounds. Here are the best tips I've seen around the internet, health magazines, and talk shows. They are realistic and simple to remember.

Here is my workout video with Diet.com Fitness Expert Katrina (who also used to be my trainer). These moves can be done anywhere from your guest bedroom to your local gym. Don't use lack of time as an excuse not to workout this busy holiday season! This circuit by the way, kicked my butt!



Other great ideas for working out while traveling: Bring along your running shoes (if weather permits). Pack a jump rope, they are light weight and easy to pack. Go for a walk before having dinner. Play a little game of touch football while the bird is in the oven. Don't forget that cleaning the house, preparing the meal and then cleaning up again after dinner burns calories as well. Wear a heart rate monitor to see if your heart rate stays up while your playing Suzy Homemaker.

A few last minute pointer in regards to the big meal:
-The big advice apparently is that Pumpkin pie is your best bet in regards to dessert when compared to Apple Pie and Pecan Pie.
-Don't drink your calories (unless dinner is going to be unbearable without that oversized glass of red wine).
- Turkey is a major green light.
-Use smaller dinner plates. First load up on veggies and lean protein, then choose from the other stuff like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, for just a taste.
-Once you've finished round one and want to go up for seconds, sit for about 15 minutes, have a LARGE glass of water, and then decide if you really want seconds.
-Remember, if you're hosting the dinner let your guests take home leftovers (especially the desserts - keep the turkey). If you ARE going to be stuck with the leftovers, and you know this, there is really no need to STUFF yourself in this one day. Let your food last a few days, you'll save money.

That's all I've got! Remember this is the holiday season, not just one day. You've got an entire month of holiday parties and dinners coming up. Budget your calories wisely, treat it like a bank account. If you eat too many on Thursday remember to watch your intake on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving, Gobble Gobble!




Post a Comment
  
ADVERTISEMENT

Hot Topics

diet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe

Most Popular Blogs

» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» 4 Creative Ways to Drink More Water!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market

Highest Rated Blogs

» The 3 Most Common Fitness Pitfalls
» 4 Ways to Avoid Early Symptoms of Heart Disease
» 6 Amazing Health Benefits of Calcium
» 4 Healthcare Ideas for Professionals & Patients
» 4 Ways To Love Your Body



Sign up for our free diet newsletter
We respect your privacy. We will never share your email address with a 3rd party for any reason.