Brandi had the opportunity this past week to catch-up with Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper. He shares some of his advice for surviving Thanksgiving, as well as the appropriate way to gift food during the holidays. He also talks a bit about how the dynamic has changed this season on the show, and shares some thoughts on controversial contestant Vicky Vilcan.
Interview with Guest Blogger, Lisa Chernick of Weight Watchers
Many thanks to Weight Watchers for being the featured guest blogger during November. We visited with Lisa to talk about the benefits of Weight Watchers and what makes it a successful weight loss plan and not a fad diet. She explained that Weight Watchers can be the support you need during the holiday season, be it healthful recipes, helping you stay organized or de-stressing, or even finding friendship in the community.
Hear the interview.
This is the week when everyone's ovens start turning out your family's favorite meals and desserts. This Thanksgiving, be thankful there are delicious alternatives to unhealthy traditions.
Lisa's final guest blog revealed some of the yummiest recipes for Thanksgiving from the Weight Watchers collection. One serving of her entire menu comes out to a conservative 13 points- leaving you with room for dessert!
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Thanksgiving Tips to Stay in Control
It’s that time of the year and you know you always say “it’s so difficult to control my urges." Try these simple ways to help control yourself at your Thanksgiving feast:
Don’t wait all day to eat. Eat breakfast and a healthy snack before Thanksgiving lunch.
Have fresh steamed veggies (not everything should be smothered in butter or cream sauces).
Drink water, this will help you to feel full and cut calories on alcohol/other drinks.
Have a bite of someone’s dessert, rather then getting your own serving.
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Thanksgiving is definitely a weight-gaining holiday, and is the start of a long holiday season. Watch what you eat and stay active as much as you can. Focus on smaller portion sizes, variety, low-fat foods, and watch your alcohol intake. If you do this, you might just have a positive beginning to a new year.
The content of this e-newsletter is for informational purposes only and is not to be perceived as providing medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should seek the professional advice of your medical doctor prior to beginning a new diet or weight loss program.