If you recently got an abdominoplasty or more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, you know what it feels like to have both a large and loose stomach and a tight and toned one. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might be worried that you’ll eat too much and start gaining weight back, however, by following the tips below, you can ensure that you don’t gain weight while still enjoying your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
- Load Up a Small Plate
Although it might be tempting to out eat your favorite brother or teenage son, start small on Thanksgiving. Instead of piling your plate a mile high, try adding small portions to your plate instead. Likely, you’ll feel full off of these smaller portions and won’t have to feel the regret— or extra weight— later on.
- Watch the Carbs
Thanksgiving is the last day you want to have to worry about watching your carb intake. However, by avoiding things like that extra dinner roll or those loaded mashed potatoes, you can help cut out a lot of unnecessary calories that your body really doesn’t need.
- Treat Yourself
Although it’s important to make sure you don’t eat your own weight in Thanksgiving food, it’s also important to treat yourself. However, treating yourself doesn’t mean anything and everything in site. In fact, it simply means choosing your favorite Thanksgiving dish that’s probably loaded with butter and cream and enjoying every bite to the fullest. The last person you want to be on Thanksgiving is the person munching on a celery stalk.
Just because you got a tummy tuck doesn’t mean that you should revert back to some old eating habits. In fact, it’s more important now than ever to watch what you eat and only indulge a little. By following the above three tips you can help to maintain your new and slim physique while still enjoying Thanksgiving with your family.