We like to think of life in 24-hour periods, which is fine, but it doesn’t necessarily work this way with food. Just because the last day ended and it’s now 12:01 AM the next day, doesn’t mean your body stopped using the food you already ate and has turned everything else into fat. Your body doesn’t view food the same way we do. In fact, while you’re sleeping your digestive system is working through the night.
Let’s suppose that this Thanksgiving meal you end up eating more than you need for that day. Don't worry it's not the end of the world. This isn't to say you should try to stuff yourself. If possible enjoy yourself in moderation. But if you do happen to overeat, you can make up for it the next day by getting up in the morning and having a smaller breakfast. And depending on how much you ate the day before you may want to eat a small lunch and dinner as well. The point is, holidays, birthdays, celebrations and vacations happen. And it’s not the end of the world if you happen to overeat on one of those days as long as you make up for it the days before or after. As a general rule, average your food over two day periods and adjust as needed.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Health Movement team!