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  • Mitchell Rothbardt

Go Ahead. Eat What You Want!

Well, here we go again. Another year, another round of holidays and holidays meals. What about your waistline? Well, if you haven’t heard me on this topic before you might think this is going to be another one of those articles telling you that you should eat a little dry turkey and salad on Thanksgiving and be happy with that! Well, this isn’t one of those articles.

I’m here to tell you this:

Eat to your heart’s content on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! Go ahead and do it 100% guilt free!!

Everyone thinks that they have to gain weight during the holiday season but when you get down to it, it’s three days. Maybe four or five if you have a couple of parties to go to. That’s five days over six weeks. That shouldn’t be a problem at all. For most of my clients I actually advocate a free meal a week so this isn’t even that much. The problems occur when people take their five or so days and turn it into six weeks of mayhem. People start missing workouts, they start eating just a little more of those tasty baked goods at the office and before they know it here come the pounds!

Go at it like this: Plan your big eating days. Put them in ink. Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years Eve. The office holiday party. DO NOT go off your workout schedule unless you absolutely have to! AND NO, being a little busy or stressed because of the holidays is NOT a legitimate reason. THAT IS THE BEST TIME TO WORK OUT!! Having said that, if you really do have to miss, make sure you schedule make-up days. Don’t just say you’ll do it. DO IT!!

OK. Let me break it down real quick and easy.

1. Eat all you want during the “Big” days. 2. Don’t eat all you want during the “Non-Big” days. 3. Don’t skip workouts. 4. If you feel stressed and busy during the holidays refer back to number 3.

Lastly, I just want to say that during this holiday season thank you for reading and have a wonderful time with your family and friends!

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, PN Lean Eating Coach, FMS

2861 Grove Way in Castro Valley


I Help People Discover Their Strength!

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