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    thanksgiving right after p3?

    Hi! i just finished my first week on p2 of hcg and it is so difficult! I'm only 15 so I'm always craving sweets. my last day on p3 will be on november 20th. the 22nd is thanksgiving so i was wondering if i should take precautions? i never stuff myself on thanksgiving, i have a little of everything. i know i will most likely gain weight this year, but will it be a lot? what if i did a steak day the day after? thanks

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    I will be finishing up around turkey day, too. Does your family have a salad? I'd eat tons of the salad, the turkey, ham, or whatever meat is there, and the veggies. I'd personally skip the bread, mashed potatoes, and the stuffing if it's bread based. At my T-day, the sweet potatoes are cooked in tons of brown sugar, so I will skip those too. Since you're 15, I'm sure you don't have a ton of control over the menu, just do the best you can. And yes, if you go 2 lbs over your LIW, then do a steak day the next day. Good luck!

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    You should not cheat on Thanksgiving. That early in P3 you'll gain a lot--maybe as much as 5 pounds. And then it's hard to get it back off. it's not worth it. Thanksgiving will come again. There is no holiday or special day worth sacrificing what you're worked for so hard. Stick to turkey and veggies. Make yourself a treat made with almond flour or something if you're afraid you'll be tempted. Good luck!
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    You'll be at the beginning of P4, right? I think I did that one time...started P4 the day before Thanksgiving.

    Just fill up on plenty of vegetables and turkey. Then add a little bit of potatoes (sweet potatoes are a great choice) and stuffing if you like them a lot. For gravy, you can cook down some turkey broth and juices until the sauce thickens. You don't need to use starch to thicken it. As for dessert, that year I had a pumpkin cheesecake with a nut crust. I put sugar in it, but you can easily make that dessert with a sugar substitute. The year I just started P4, for appetizers we put out trays of carrot, celery and zucchini sticks with homemade ranch dressing for dipping, black and green olives, mini dill pickles, and crackers with cheese. I made some crackers for myself out of flax seed (google for some simple low carb cracker recipes).

    You might gain. You probably will. Eat what's important to you. Skip what isn't. Make healthier versions of your favorites so you can eat them. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday...the only one I actually like. I'd never miss it, but I'd find a way to make it work within the parameters of the diet. And do a steak day if you gain.

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    Re: thanksgiving right after p3?

    Quote Originally Posted by KimTX View Post
    I will be finishing up around turkey day, too. Does your family have a salad? I'd eat tons of the salad, the turkey, ham, or whatever meat is there, and the veggies. I'd personally skip the bread, mashed potatoes, and the stuffing if it's bread based. At my T-day, the sweet potatoes are cooked in tons of brown sugar, so I will skip those too. Since you're 15, I'm sure you don't have a ton of control over the menu, just do the best you can. And yes, if you go 2 lbs over your LIW, then do a steak day the next day. Good luck!
    Hi Kim.

    If you don't want to give up sweet potatoes, cook them in butter, garlic, salt /pepper, and rosenary. Didn't I have you try some last year? They are yummy. Sweet potatoes don't need to be sweet. Even our twin nephews liked them. :-) It does require a mind-set change for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kkehr77 View Post
    Hi! i just finished my first week on p2 of hcg and it is so difficult! I'm only 15 so I'm always craving sweets. my last day on p3 will be on november 20th. the 22nd is thanksgiving so i was wondering if i should take precautions? i never stuff myself on thanksgiving, i have a little of everything. i know i will most likely gain weight this year, but will it be a lot? what if i did a steak day the day after? thanks
    Hey, good for you for taking control of your life, and looking far enough in advance to think about Thanksgiving dinner! I am impressed!!!

    If you are willing to be adventurous and make some of your own food, you oculd make faux 'tatoes, which is cauliflower cooked and mashed and dressed just like mashed potatoes. This year, I am going to try to do something with pumpkin in place of sweet potatoes. Also, if you are a bread person, oopsise rolls are a good alternative, and are pretty easy to make (you can google the recipe). Actually, if you google low carb thanksgiving meal ideas, you'll probably come up with some. Would your parents help/support you if you brought these to them?

    If none of my ideas help or your situation is one where you can't alter the menu, even for yourself, do as the other have suggested and stick with the proteins and if you do want a taste of everything, then make it that - a taste. See where you are the next day and move on. Just don't make Thanksgiving eating a way of life

    Keep going strong! I wish you success!!!

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    Im with ya, my last day of P3 (Stabilizing) is November 18th.
    My advice to you would be to enjoy your day with your family first and make it about the food second!
    I am going to eat alittle bit of everything and not give it a second thought.
    If you followed all the rules and did protocol to a "T" and I mean Simeons protocol, not one of those homemade versions that have popped up everywhere you should have no problems.
    Granted everyone is different, but there technically are no restrictions after P3 and my last round I treated it as such with no alarming gains whatsoever.
    Moderation is key.
    And yes, if you do happen to gain you can follow it with a steak day.

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    Kkehr, you've been given some great feedback. The one thing that wasn't mentioned is that usually after you do this prococol your tastes and cravings change. You will likely have much more self-control than you did in the past and won't crave sweets the way you did before. My DD has done two rounds in the last year and she is 16, so it can be done. She's even had to give up gluten & dairy since her first round, but she's done great and has stabilized well. Good luck!
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