Have a Non-Guilty Post-Thanksgiving Day

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[my sister and I dressed up as Santa’s elves for the Turkey trot]

Welp, Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful day with your family and friends, and stuffed yourself as much as I did. I have to say the one thing I love most about Thanksgiving (other than being surrounded with my family for the entire day) is enjoying food I only get to eat once a year. Some of my favorites include my aunt Terry’s broccoli casserole (so cheesy & savory), my dad’s turkey (always perfectly moist & flavorful) and the assortment of desserts (think: massive chocolate chip cookies, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, and pumpkin pie galore). Food as good as this only comes by once a year, so you bet your healthy butt I am going to indulge, and indulge I did. 

So don’t you dare feel guilty about eating a pound of mashed potatoes, three servings of grandma’s stuffing and one too many pieces of apple pie. Don’t feel ashamed if you had to unzip your jeans before dinner was over (I wore leggings to avoid that) or change into sweatpants while guests were still over (totally did that). It’s Thanksgiving and it’s one freakin’ day of not eating perfectly, so eat it up- literally. 

If you’re like me, you eat healthy, nutritious and clean 98% of the time, so you deserve a little wiggle room for days such as this. Along with Thanksgiving comes birthdays, terrible breakups, Christmas, summer BBQs, and bad days. It’s healthy and normal to eat a little bit unhealthy or non-perfect at times. We are only human after all! So save the guilt and go out and shop your little heart away this Black Friday – you’ll burn calories and find something else to feel guilty about (i.e. those $200 pair of shoes). But either way, you deserve it!

What were your favorite indulgences yesterday? 

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