"How do I continue to lose weight or at least not gain weight on Thanksgiving?"
First, you could bring your own low-calorie Thanksgiving meal or dish to share. Last Thanksgiving, I invented my Thanksgiving salad. It incorporates turkey, cranberries, and apples to give you the taste of Thanksgiving with much fewer calories.
Kristy’s Thanksgiving Salad: Spring mix and baby spinach salad with apples, dried cranberries, roasted almonds, turkey, and blue cheese crumbles with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Another approach that you could take to Thanksgiving is to make Thursday your “off” day. The MOVE YOUR BODY Transformation Program addresses the cravings and yearnings for foods that are higher in calories and fat than you would normally eat on a “diet plan” through a weekly “off” day. One day per week, you are encouraged to go off of your normal specific-calorie nutrition plan and eat that special favorite meal or favorite dessert. The “off” day does not have to be any specific day of the week and can be changed to fit your life and social calendar that week. Therefore, if you so choose, Thanksgiving day could be your “off” day for the week and you could enjoy all of your favorite traditional Thanksgiving foods. However, be mindful of your goals and eat a smaller portion of the foods than you would normally consume.
Finally, the best way to continue progressing on your fitness and weight loss goals is to MOVE YOUR BODY! Get a workout or walk or run in before you go to Thanksgiving lunch or dinner. Once you are finished eating, instead of planting yourself in front of the television or lying down to take a nap, go outside and take a walk, play with the kids, play with dogs, challenge your relatives and/or friends to a game of basketball or football or kickball, etc. Be active and burn off those calories!!
Most importantly, have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy your time with your family and friends!