Black Friday is at the end of the week, and I already know what I’m doing: staying home. I’ve actually never been out shopping on a Black Friday, so this isn’t out of the ordinary for me. The huge discounts and deals have never been quite enough to make me want to brave the massive crowds. But there are tons of people who get out and kick-start their holiday shopping — or get it all done in one day. As much as I’d like to get my shopping done early, I tend not to make a dent in my Christmas list until a couple of weeks before the holiday.
After a turkey-and-stuffing-filled Thanksgiving, Black Friday can be two things: a way to extend the holiday spirit by noshing at the food court and splurging on holiday-flavored mega-coffees, or an opportunity to turn over a new, healthy leaf following a big splurge day. Because it can be so easy to carry the splurging mentality every day after Thanksgiving and through the New Year (Cookies! Eggnog! Cocktails!), it’s good to put on your game face and come up with a plan to get back on track after Thanksgiving. Conveniently, I’ve got 10 easy ways to make sure your Black Friday is a healthy one!
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