Here in the states, it’s going to be our annual turkey day tomorrow! Where we all come together and stuff our faces with some of our favorite foods. Then we get Christmas next months followed by New Years.
What I keep seeing over and over are fitness accounts on social media putting fear into people by saying ridiculous things such as ‘stay on track, eat light, the average person gains 10-12 pounds over the holidays!’ WHAT?! It’s only a month. You eat heavy 3 days. That’s it. 3 days consist of eating, yet you are telling these people not enjoy it by telling them some really stupid fact. To be able to gain even just a pound, let’s say, in a week’s time, you have to eat a surplus of 3500 calories! That’s a lot of calories. If you have really made your healthy lifestyle a habit, quit sweating it. Use those rolls and piece of pie as your fuel the next day to hit those PR’s.
What I am getting at guys, is quit falling for all the BS you see on the internet. Scientifically, you would have to be binging nearly daily over the course of this next month to gain even more than 5 pounds really, and not working out at all. Just keep your gym routine going, stay hydrated and don’t EVER punish yourself nor feel guilty for eating. And especially do not ever work harder because you simply enjoyed your time with family. Eat that turkey and enjoy every bite!