I’m a huge fan of tracking calories in order to lose weight, gain weight, or even just maintain weight.
I like it because it works every time.
However, there are a few days of the year where I do things a bit differently and one of those days is Thanksgiving Day.
So how do you track calories on good old Turkey Day?
The answer is simple: don’t.
There are a few reasons why I say this.
First off, it’s really tough to accurately track all the different foods. It’s not impossible, but it’s going to take more time and guesswork than it’s really worth. And generally speaking, people don’t appreciate a food scale on the table (trust me, I know) so that’s off the list.
Also, having a few days off per year from tracking your food is not going to mess up your goals, as long as you’re smart about it.
I’ve been tracking my calories for over 5 years, and not tracking on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a few other random events throughout the year has made zero impact on my fitness goals.
Just enjoy your time with family and friends.
That is the most important thing.
I do recommend going on a walk after you eat if you can, which can aid in digestion and keep energy levels a bit higher.
But if not, it’s no biggie.
You can get back on your fitness game in the morning.
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P.S. If you really want to track your food, you can but the idea here is to not stress about it and just enjoy the day for what it is.