Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A day full of joy, thankfulness and food. Traditionally, one has turkey, green bean casserole, pumpkin/apple pie, mashed potatoes and gravy – the list is endless. All this sounds delicious, mouth-watering even. However, overeating is never good – even if you enjoy it. So here are a couple of tips to prevent overeating, but still get a full meal from the savory foods that come with Thanksgiving!
1. Eat breakfast: Yes, it is a holiday, but it’s also just another day. Eat your healthy breakfast like you would during the week. It doesn’t have to be anything big (we’ve covered the importance of breakfast HERE), but something to kick-start your morning and give you that much needed energy. Not only that, but it will also help you stay fuller just a little bit longer.
2. Drink plenty of water: Everyone should know how important staying hydrated is. Not only does it help your skin and internal digestion, but if you drink a glass or two before you eat, you get full faster!! It’s a good stepping stone to prevent overeating on those calorie dense foods. Might also help you stay away from alcoholic and sugary beverages….who knows?
3. Be thankful: Thanksgiving is not simply about stuffing your mouth with the food your momma makes, it’s about being thankful for that food and for the people providing it. Take into consideration how much hard work was put into every dish and enjoy its great taste with ease. There’s no rush. Relish every little bit and be humble.
4. There’s A LOT of food: Remember that there is more food and you don’t have to be the first person to get seconds. Don’t chow down like a madman thinking there won’t be enough for a second plate. You may not be able to control how big your plate is or if a guest/family member wanted more food, but there is usually be leftovers. Save them for the next day, or even the rest of the week if there’s that much. Yet if you’re still hungry, enjoy another plate – there’s no judgement 😛
On behalf of CFE we hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you have tips of your own, post them below in the comment section – we’ve love to hear your advice.