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5 Tricks to prevent Thanksgiving overeating (via Cynthia Sass)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Eat before you drink (if you drink)
Alcohol not only lowers your inhibitions and up your appetite, but it also amplifies your emotions. If you’re in a celebratory mood this can all add up to a recipe for overeating. So before your first sip, eat a small portion of nuts or some veggies with hummus.

Make nibbling inconvenient
If you’re visiting with friends or relatives in an area with lots of finger food turn your back to it, or better yet relocate to room that isn’t filled with temptations. If you’re the host create at least one food free zone!

Dress for success
Constricting clothing can definitely prevent you from overdoing it by helping you stay aware of what’s going on with your body.

Slow down
During your meal try to take smaller bites, put your fork down between them, chew well, and savor your food.

Reverse “last chance” thinking
If your aunt makes amazing pumpkin bread, but only for Thanksgiving, I can definitely understand wanting to enjoy it when you can. But many of the foods we eat over the holidays are available year round if we want them, or you can ask friends or relatives for recipes.

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What tips are you using to stay on track this holiday season?
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  • FISHGRRL
    Thanks for the tips! They will come in handy during this holiday season. And BTW, I love the background of your page. I imagine that my scale shrieks every time I step on it!! Happy Thanksgiving!
    3863 days ago
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