Y’all. We’re officially two days out from the notorious food coma that is Thanksgiving. Rather than fretting about how we’re going to approach – or better yet, manage – the holiday gluttony, we reached out to two of our favorite & Snappiest fitness experts for tips on how they stay on their game (and totally win!) leading up to Turkey Day.
Steph Dietz, RIDE Indoor Cycling Instructor & Integrative Nutrition Student
heading into Friendsgiving like 👆🏼🤤 last night @terence_d0uglas organized an apartment crawl for all the neighbors in our building which was such a blast, and tonight @thepetiteprofessional, Lead Dietitian from @snapkitchen, is hosting some friends + wellness enthusiasts over for dinner, extra thankful for awesome friends who’ve made moving to a new city so welcoming 🤗 Pictured: cinnamon sugar roasted sweet potato with pomegranate seeds and pecan pie cookies *both gluten-free and vegan!! *recipe for both in comments below
Focus on what the holidays truly are about and don’t obsess over food. The holidays are a time to celebrate loved ones, friends, and family. Try to focus on celebrating this time to be thankful and grateful instead of worrying about the extra cookies and drinks… be sure to enjoy yourself!
Be sure to get enough sleep! Resting for less than 7-8 hours each night raises cortisol stress levels, which in turns throws off your normal hormone balance and triggers food cravings. Especially around the holidays when food is in excess, you can prevent extra indulgence by making sure you are well rested.
Sydney Torabi, Fitness Trainer & Nutritionist
Hey hi hello 👋 I hope everyone had an EPIC weekend! Thanksgiving is THIS WEEK can you believe it?! Make sure to get in those workouts before indulging on all the delicious food. A balanced life is a happy life, right? 😉 PS. I’m taking on new Personal Training and Nutrition clients! If you’re interested or have a friend that you think would be, DM me!
Prep your own sides. With Thanksgiving around the corner, rather than restricting myself from the best part of the holiday (aka the sides and desserts), I prep a few of my own sides and healthy desserts to bring to the table! That way I don’t feel like I’m missing out on something or restricting myself and ultimately get to enjoy time spent with the family, minus the holiday hangover. 😉
Sweat it out! I always feel better after a workout and am an advocate for “you never regret the workouts you make, only the ones you don’t”. Whether it be a light jog around the neighborhood or intense HIIT session, it’s important to stay on a schedule and prep your body for the rest of the day (especially when heavy holiday meals are involved)!