9 Tips to Avoid Overeating on Thanksgiving

9 Tips to Avoid Overeating on Thanksgiving

Come holidays and we take it upon ourselves to get stuffed. No one knows for sure why, but it is believed to be the festive spirit, the care taken to prepare the meals, the presence of family and laughter and the love all around that makes one eat beyond the normal amount. It is ok if it does not hurt you, but there are many cases of stomach aches and bloated stomachs after a heavy thanksgiving meal. You might also be tempted to break your strict diet to binge on the Thanksgiving turkey. If you can forgive yourself for binging for a day and know for sure you’d get back to normal, then you can indulge. But if you are not sure about getting back to your normal routine, here are a few tips to avoid overeating on Thanksgiving.

1. Have a normal breakfast and lunch

Do not starve yourself so you can eat a lot for dinner. If you eat a normal breakfast and lunch, you will not be tempted to eat everything on the table.

2. Drink lots of water before dinner

This will make your stomach feel full and you can’t stuff too much food inside without having to visit the bathroom frequently.

3. Eat small portions

Take small portions of everything. This way you will get to taste everything on the table and also not eat a lot.

4. Wear tight clothes

If you do not trust yourself to stop over eating, leave your clothes to do the job. Wearing tight fitting clothes will make you so uncomfortable that you will stop eating after a while.

5. Eat slowly

Take your time chewing and swallowing your food. Also feel free to wash it down with water, juice or wine so you would feel fuller. The faster you eat, the more you will gulp down and more the chances of over eating.

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