You really have to use your gourd to eat healthy and clean during pumpkin spice overload season. Temptations abound to threaten your resolve for maintaining a diet that will accomplish your fitness goals. Yet you don’t need to lock away all your favorites while everyone around you enjoys the sweet and unique flavor of the world’s most beloved gourd.
From a healthier heart to more muscle mass to a thinner waistline, there's no shortage of benefits to a protein-rich diet. Protein consumption is especially important to maintain during Thanksgiving, when pie, mashed potatoes, and stuffing often crowd out healthier food options. It is always possible to avoid temptation and stay healthy, but you are unlikely to succeed unless you plan ahead. The following tips will help you prepare for the holidays and maintain a high-protein diet no matter the season: