The After Thanksgiving Diet Plan
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Another free 3 day diet from Diet Bites
Yesterday was yesterday and today is today. Don't look back at your Diet Past, or you risk turning into a pile of salt - just like Sally Lot. And with all the negative health risks associated with too much sodium in the daily diet, who needs that?
If ya just have to - if ya just can't stand it, then here's a Diet Bites link that will help you calculate how many calories you may have consumed on Thanksgiving Day.
However, we recommend charging forward, as crying in your Cranberry Sauce & Cheesecake isn't going to accomplish a thing.
Instead, place your focus on today, and know that it isn't all bad news. You have one heck of a healthy centerpiece for your daily diet over the next few days - all that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving Day.
Let's begin our journey to a slimmer waistline using our After Thanksgiving Diet Plan, shall we?
The After Thanksgiving Diet Plan, Strategy
You're not stupid, or you wouldn't be here at the smartest weight loss site on the web, Diet Bites! So use that loose noodle and fortify your strategy for the upcoming weeks.
They won't be easy.
You may find yourself quivering with clenched fists as you watch co-worker Claude happily munch on chocolate truffles and cheese roll while you silently chant, "I WILL resist!"
While you're at it, you may have to resist hitting Claude up the side of the head, too. But take note that dislodging whatever unhealthy tidbit that he's munching on isn't going to help matters one little bit.
The bottom Weight Loss Line over the upcoming weeks is: Remain steadfast. Resist snacking. Dump high-calorie sodas for low calorie beverages or water. Limit or eliminate desserts.
Take walks to work out stress, to keep your mind occupied from food, to build healthy muscle which will replace fat (remember that muscle takes more calories to support than fat, too!), and concentrate on the spirit of the holiday season rather than the spirit of eating.
Here are our healthy menus for our Three Day After Thanksgiving Diet. Be sure to weigh on the morning of your diet plan, then again on the fourth morning after your diet plan has ended. Stick with single servings and keep serving sizes in check.
The After Thanksgiving Diet Plan, Menus - a Three Day Strategy
Breakfast:Enjoy a bowl of hot or cold cereal, or an English muffin, fruit, or egg and toast or 1/2 a bagel with a smear of cream cheese.
The healthy options are endless! Also enjoy 1 cup of skim milk OR 1/2 cup of any other milk you desire except chocolate milk or buttermilk.
Lunch & Dinner:Enjoy a bowl of soup or a nice healthy sandwich stuffed with All Things Good from Mother Nature's Garden.
Enjoy crackers with your soup or a serving of light chips with your sandwich. Or try one of our delicious, healthy options below - created from that leftover bird.
Also enjoy 1 piece of fresh fruit or a serving of canned or frozen fruit and a cup of skim milk OR 1/2 cup of any other milk you desire except chocolate milk or buttermilk with both lunch and dinner.
Turkey (or Chicken) Noodle Soup: Purchase a large container of chicken broth. Add 2 cups of cubed turkey or chicken, 1 can of drained mixed vegetables, and 1/3 bag of skinny or wide egg noodles (cooked). Salt & pepper as desired. Heat until bubbly and enjoy with a crusty chunk of bread.
Menu Suggestion: enjoy 2 cups of Turkey Noodle Soup with 1 serving of your favorite bread (includes rolls, biscuits, cornbread and so forth). Add a serving of butter or margarine to spread on your bread. Don't forget to eat your fruit and drink your milk!
Turkey (or Chicken), Rice & Broccoli Casserole: Layer the following in an 8 X 10 inch baking pan: 2 cups of uncooked instant rice, 2 cups of cubed turkey or chicken, 1 small bag of broccoli (cubed).
Pour 1 small container of chicken broth evenly over the layers, using just enough broth to cover the layer of turkey or chicken, but not the broccoli.
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes, and remove.
Chicken broth should be absorbed at this point, and rice should be cooked through and through.
Top with 1 small jar of cheese sauce (the 40 calories per serving variety) and return to oven until casserole is hot and bubbly.
Menu Suggestion: enjoy 1 cup of the casserole with 1 serving of your favorite bread (includes rolls, biscuits, cornbread and so forth). Add a serving of butter or margarine to spread on your bread. Don't forget to eat your fruit and drink your milk!
Turkey (or Chicken) Salad Sandwiches:Mix the following: 2 cups of cubed turkey or chicken, dash of celery salt (or 1/4 cup of chopped celery), 1/3 cup of dried cranberries, 1 small chopped apple, 1 teaspoon of chopped walnuts or pecans, salt and pepper as desired. Stir in Light Miracle Whip to desired consistency.
Serve on your favorite bread, in a kangaroo pocket or with crackers. Great accompaniments include: all varieties of lettuce, all varieties of tomato, olives (black or green), peppers (pickled or fresh), cheese wedges and assorted fruit.
Menu Suggestion: enjoy 1/2 cup of Turkey Salad spread between two slices of whole grain bread, adding a layer of lettuce and sliced tomatoes to the sandwich. Also enjoy 1 boiled egg and 1 serving of cottage cheese. Don't forget to eat your fruit and drink your milk!
What to Expect in Regards to Weight Loss: The After Thanksgiving Diet Plan, Menus - a Three Day Strategy
- If you totally went ape on Thanksgiving Day, your goal should be to weigh the same as you did on the day you started the three day diet.
Because if you ate 'too well' on Thanksgiving Day, weight gain takes a couple of days to register. Therefore, in actuality you will be losing weight, but the end result might appear as a balancing act.
- If you ate a bit too much on Thanksgiving Day, but you didn't go ape then you should see a drop in pounds.
The more one weighs, the more dramatic the weight loss results are at the beginning of any diet plan.