Post-Thanksgiving Meal Plans to Get Back on the Weight Loss Fast Track

Post-Thanksgiving Meal Plans to Get Back on the Weight Loss Fast Track

Abegail Fernandez


Did Thanksgiving turn out to be a bit more than you bargained for? Were the leftover stuffing and pies calling your name a bit too loudly the rest of the weekend? Are you looking for help getting back to normal as the holiday season continues?

Don’t worry. Thanksgiving defeats almost everyone, and it is not the one or a couple days that matter in your weight loss journey. What is important is that you get right back to your good eating habits, and The BariatricPal Store has help you can use in the form of meal plans that are low in carbs and sugar, and high in protein. They’re easy to follow, and filled with great-tasting meals and snacks that you will look forward to.

Back on Track Meal Plan

You can feel bloated and overly full after Thanksgiving. If you’ve strayed too far from your plan for the whole long weekend, you may even need help remembering exactly how to build the “right” daily menu for yourself. A “back-on-track” meal plan can help you get back to where you need to be as the scale starts to move down again and you get back in the habit of making the good daily choices.

We have over a week’s worth of sample menus in our Back on Track Meal Plan. Each day includes 3 meals and 3 snacks, and it provides about 1,000 calories and at least 65 grams of protein. You’ll enjoy a combination of simple recipes, such as Protein Pasta with chicken and broccoli for dinner, and ready-to-eat snacks, such as Turkey Jerky.

Pouch Reset Meal Plans

Pouch Reset Meal Plans can help if you think you may have stretched your pouch or sleeve after gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery. They can retrain you to get back to the smaller portion sizes that will help you lose weight. That’s helpful after Thanksgiving and when you are facing the rest of the holiday season, when overeating is all too easy.

Our 48-Hour Pouch Reset Meal Plan is a great idea for breaking a streak of out-of-control eating – does that sound accurate for Turkey Day?! It starts with a liquid diet and finishes with a small, healthy meal. Great-tasting items include a Vanilla Protein Shake, Cream of Tomato Protein Soup, and sugar-free Hot Protein Cocoa.

The 2-Week Pouch Reset Diet follows the same principles as the 48-hour plan, but you move more slowly. It starts with a clear liquid diet, then to full liquids, mushies (pureed foods), semi-solid, and finally full solid foods. Each stage has great-tasting and easy meals and snacks, such as Chicken with Pasta Protein Soup with cauliflower and brown rice, Protein Cheesecake Pudding, and a Vegetable Protein Omelet.

Maintenance Meal Plan

One strategy for success to get through the holidays is to plan to cut yourself a little slack. Instead of aiming for rapid weight loss, you might follow a Maintenance Meal Plan. It can be a little more realistic while temptation is everywhere, so you can gain confidence as you hit your goals during these weeks.

Each day has about 1,400 calories plus over 65 grams of protein, spread over 3 meals. You can add snacks if you like. Items include a Spicy Oriental Chicken Protein Entree, Salted Toffee Pretzel Protein Bars with 15 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, and a breakfast parfait with Honey Nut Protein Cereal. With low-carb, high-protein meals this easy, you’ll have no trouble sticking to your holiday health resolutions.

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