Thanksgiving is over, but I am still recovering. Someone else?
Don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones, but from cooking to cleaning I’m ready to really relax This weekend!
Although my Thanksgiving was only with two other people, it took a lot of social battery also.
I’m not used to welcoming and entertaining since the pandemic took us apart for so long, so it was like exercising a muscle that I haven’t used in a while.
Even though I’m exhausted it’s a good one, happy kind of exhaustion. Sharing the holidays with my loved ones meant so much – and our little feast went pretty well too, if I say so myself!
We also made sure to have fun with board games and movie nights. So not only is my belly happy and full (thanks to Turkey’s party leftovers), so is it. my heart.
Have you abused your Thanksgiving dinner? Here’s why it doesn’t matter.
Thanksgiving dinner is that time of year when people worry on their diet.
But does feasting on your holiday meal make a big difference to your body? According to experts, not really.
“It’s not that bad in the long run for most people. Research suggests it’s the behaviors you maintain over time – so think weeks, months, years – that are going to have the big impacts. on your life and health instead of focusing on a single day or even a single meal a day, ”says Dr. Rachelle Reed, senior director of health sciences and research for Orangetheory Fitness.
Indeed, an isolated event, such as a big festive meal, does not risk disrupting the composition of our body, which good job to keep upsays Evan Matthews, associate professor of exercise science and physical education at Montclair State University.
“We don’t gain fat quickly, and we don’t lose fat quickly… The things that will have the most impact on your body makeup will be your lifestyle,” he says. “If you only consume too much here or there at special events, it is unlikely to have a dramatic impact on your weight.”
While eating more than usual at a festive meal may be enjoyable for some, not everyone has the same relationship with food. For people with eating disorders, even the word “abuse” can be trigger because it gives “moral value to the amount of food eaten,” says Chelsea M. Kronengold, communications manager at the National Eating Disorders Association.
“The mere thought of a food-focused vacation can be overwhelming and cause for anxiety for people with eating disorders, “she says.” Unfortunately, diet culture is rampant during Thanksgiving and other food-focused holidays. “
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If you or a loved one is struggling with food and body image regarding this Thanksgiving, know that you are not alone. For 24/7 crisis assistance, text “NEDA” to 741-741.
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