The 2-Day, Post-Thanksgiving Diet

If you are like me, you overdid it on Thanksgiving. From gravy to pie to mashed potatoes with real cream, Thanksgiving Day--and the long leftover-filled weekend--totally wrecked our healthy eating habits.

We need a healthy food and exercise menu--The 2-Day, Post-Thanksgiving Diet--to get us back on track.


Here is The 2-Day, Post-Thanksgiving Diet from Dr. Melina Jampolis, author of The No Time to Lose Diet that will get you eating healthy, exercising again and forgetting about any leftover guilt.

Day 1:

Breakfast. 1 cup Fage 0% greek yogurt or plain non-fat yogurt (add cinnamon and Splenda for taste if you like) + 1/2 cup Fiber One Cereal

Snack. 100-calorie Blue Diamond Almond pack, 1 small apple

Lunch. Large chicken salad with dressing on side or use rice vinegar for dressing (2 cups romaine lettuce, 3-4 ounces chicken, 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp goat cheese)

Snack. Dr. Melina Protein bar. (This is the most filling afternoon snack but if you prefer not to have bars, you can have string cheese and fruit here.)

Dinner. 5 ounces fish (season and pan friend with pam), 2 cups veggies (steamed, microwaved with minimal water) topped with 1-2 tbsp. fresh grated parmesan

Dessert. Chocolate Almond Crisp Bar

Exercise Rx. Walk 30 minutes. Do arm and stomach exercises for 5-10 minutes

Day 2:

Breakfast. Egg white omelet (4 egg whites, 1/2 cup spinach, top with 2 tbsp. Parmesan) 1/2 grapefruit

Snack. 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt (add cinnamon and Splenda for taste if you like)

Lunch. 2 turkey/hummus roll ups made with 2 low-carb tortillas (50 cal each), 3 ounces turkey (1-2 ounces per roll up), 1 tbsp hummus per roll up, 1 leaf romaine (optional) 7-14 baby carrots

Snack. Dr. Melina protein bar

Dinner. Easy Chicken & Vegetable soup. Take a can of Progresso Light soup (Southwest Style is good), add 3-4 ounces precooked chicken and heat in microwave 1/2 cup sugar free/fat free pudding for dessert

Exercise Rx. Walk 30 minutes. Do leg and stomach exercise 5-10 minutes.

If you really overdid it last week, repeat for 2 more days.

Did you overeat and under-exercise this Thanksgiving? What tips do you have to get back on track?

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