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The Holiday Diet Survival Guide For Strength Athletes And Anyone Else

Nov. 24, 2021, 1:35 p.m. (ET)

The holidays can be a time of celebration, rest, and reunion. They can also pose some unique challenges to strength athletes. Travel can disrupt routines, create unpredictable food choices, and limit gym equipment. You might be thinking that the season sounds more stressful than cheerful and wondering whether all of your hard-earned gains will be lost in the next few weeks.

Social media messaging might lead you to believe that your only options are dry chicken breast out of a Tupperware container or eating all of the pies. But there’s a middle ground — you don’t need to be Patrick Bateman or Bluto from Animal House. By planning ahead, adopting a flexible mindset, and working on some new skills, you’ll be ready to navigate Thanksgiving (and any other food-focused event) with ease while still enjoying yourself.

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