When training for combat sport means losing pounds, Thanksgiving may be toughest battle

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Pumpkin PieThis is the start of an article I wrote recently for the Vancouver Observer. There’s a link below to the full piece. Has anyone else been through cutting weight? Did you make it? What were your secrets?

Cutting weight is never easy, especially when faced with temptations. Of which nothing is more teasingly tantalizing that a slice of home-cooked pumpkin pie. It takes all the willpower in the world to say no to all the best bits of Thanksgiving. Turkey: yes; veggies: absolutely; stuffing: well, maybe just a really small amount; pie: no; whipping cream: absolutely not. See how much that sucks? Especially when you look around the table and see everyone else’s plates are piled high with everything you wish was on yours.

When faced with this, there’s only one thing to do. Daydream.

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