Thanksgiving is one holiday where we love to eat and this year, it’s more challenging as many people are still struggling to drop their pandemic weight.
But it’s possible to gobble down your turkey day favorites without packing on pounds.
“We are helping people shed major pandemic pounds, we’re talking 100+ pounds in many cases,” said Alejandro Front, co-founder of The Camp Transformation Center.
“We know the true impact COVID-19 has had on our community and across the nation. There are exercises that can help to maintain a healthy, fit and well-balanced life.”
Step aside salads, here’s how to work off your Thanksgiving favorites:
— If you want to eat two slices of turkey with a spoonful of gravy, you’ll need to do 60 walking lunges to keep your pants buttoned after the feast;
— If you want a ½ cup of mashed potatoes, you’ll need to do 25 burpees to avoid wearing leggings the rest of the year;
— If you love mac and cheese, you’ll need to do 30 slam balls to burn off one cup of the cheesy goodness;
— You can enjoy two slices of pecan pie, but after you’ll have to complete 50 full jacks to avoid a food coma;
— For one cup of stuffing you need to do 30 butterfly sit-ups to avoid bloating; and
— If you have downtime in the kitchen while preparing your Thanksgiving meal or waiting for food to be ready here’s another tip: perform high knees and squats to keep your metabolism active before you start feasting on your favorites.
Also, signing up for a Turkey Trot is worth your time. Fitness trainers advise doing a cardio related activity in the morning and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal in the evening.