Happy Thanksgiving!

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

It’s a few years old, but still very helpful, here is my series on Thanksgiving. How to survive it, what to do if you “blew it” and everything else. Here is a list of links to that series:

I read this entry from Laura Dolson at About.com:

The Drs. Eades of Protein Power talk about the “honey tree” concept – that is, the idea that our hunter-gatherer ancestors, whose diet usually consisted mainly of protein and vegetables, would occasionally come upon a cache of refined carbohydrates in the form of honey. At that point, they probably had a party! But then of course would go back to their usual way of eating. Do you follow the “honey tree philosophy” of holidays?

This is the first time I’ve ever heard of the Honey Tree Concept. My biggest problem is that indulging usually sends me into a binge that lasts weeks. Of course, I’ve had many healthy Thanksgivings despite eating at my parents AND Micheal’s parents. Honestly, Thanksgiving food is very healthy. All you have to do is keep the portions in control.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and know that I am thankful for every one of you that read Starling Fitness every day. You keep me on track and I KNOW I would be in a much different place both physically and mentally if I didn’t have you.


One Response to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. roxy Says:

    This is great advice. I tend to beat myself up for indulging, but your reminders to plan ahead and eat only what you crave will help a lot.

    Thanks for keeping the good advice coming!

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