Whether you’re spending Thanksgiving at home or on the road we’re all familiar with how the meal goes: plates piled high with turkey and stuffing…mashed potatoes and gravy… bread, casseroles, and vegetables covered in marshmallows-
all followed up with pumpkin pie, heaps of whipped cream- and a nap on the couch.
Which is perfectly fine if you’re watching a game… not so much if you’re playing in one!
But, Thanksgiving games don’t mean skipping favorite holiday foods- just altering the timing a bit.
Limiting fats, increasing vitamins & minerals, and reducing portions is crucial to avoid cramping, bloating, fatigue, and mental fog.
Whether at home or on the road, try these small adjustments to holiday meals (and leftovers) when there’s only 3–4 hours before the game…
reduce turkey portions
choose salads & roasted vegetables over heavy casseroles
combine regular and sweet potatoes for mashed / roasted
hold off on the gravy and brussel sprouts
switch to whole grain bread instead of white rolls
wait on the whipped cream and ice cream
Good luck this holiday week and safe travels!