Thanksgiving Cleanse

Thanksgiving CleanseI can tell you everything you should and shouldn’t eat for Thanksgiving dinner but let’s be honest… you are probably going to eat whatever you want. Instead, I am going to help prep you for the big night.

The worst thing you can do is starve yourself all day. You’ll be setting yourself up for a huge binge later in the night of thousands of calories. Make sure you eat breakfast! Try 5 egg whites with one ounce of goat cheese and 1/2 a grapefruit (grapefruit helps to curb hunger and helps to boost metabolism by stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels) for a total of 222 calories to start your day.

For a light snack, mix up one cup of 0% fat greek yogurt (try and pay attention to the sugars in the greek yogurt you buy – strive for less than 6grams if you can), one tablespoon of chia seeds (great source of omega-3 fats, help with digestion and boost energy), and 1/2 scoop of your favorite chocolate protein for a total of 240 calories.

If you’re not eating until late – also squeeze in a light lunch/another snack. Once again, low carb and lean proteins/fats here. Try 3 ounces of grilled chicken on a bed of romaine lettuce topped with red wine vinegar and fresh lemon for a total of 140 calories.

To really rev up your metabolism, try sipping on the Motiv8n’U Elixir, concocted by my coach and mentor, Staci Boyer. Made up of water, apple cider vinegar, fresh lemon, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and liquid stevia – this mixture helps to flush out toxins, tame bloat, curb cravings and much more (recipe up above). It’s a secret weapon that you’ll definitely want in your back pocket through out the holidays as you deal with the endless parties and treat overloads.

That’s it from me! Happy Thanksgiving!

-DBB