Thanksgiving is the holiday when people spend time with their family and express how grateful they are for living a happy life. However, most Americans love it for the kingly feast they get to enjoy. The Thanksgiving meal is a calorie bomb which places a lot of pounds on our bodies, so we have to be careful not to overdo the eating and spoil all the fun.
Thanksgiving is a true challenge for the body
On the fourth Thursday of the month of November, people feast on turkey, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, green beans, everything washed down with alcohol. It sounds delicious, but also full of calories. If we were to put together all of them, we would get over 2,100 calories during one single meal.
As expected, this is quite a big amount to gulp in one sitting, so nutritionists tell us to be extremely careful. The organism reacts quickly after such a meal, as the levels of blood sugar surge, while also increasing the levels of inflammation in our bodies. Experts think too many calories might increase the production of a hormone called norepinephrine, which raises our heart rate and blood pressure.
You can always enjoy the food and remain fit
As Thanksgiving passed and you’re still here, it means your body survived the extreme meal. Also, eating too much once doesn’t lead to instant weight gain. However, this might be just the onset of a habit of heavy eating. The holiday season is far from over, which might mean those extra pounds could surely accumulate, and would be hard to shed afterwards.
You can always enjoy the food as much as you like while still remaining healthy once Thanksgiving is over. If you remain active, your metabolism keeps ticking. This way, you make sure you burn all those extra ponds you might have gathered after the meal. Smart eating is another secret, which implies choosing whatever you want to eat more instead of snacking on all courses.
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