Tomorrow millions of people will sit down to feast on roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and all kinds of other temptations. We know that you are trying to eat healthy MOST of the time (right?), but now and then a holiday comes along and most of us give in to temptation. The important thing to remember is that life does go on after the feast. Go ahead and enjoy the holiday, but consider using some of these tips to help you stay in control:
- Eat a decent breakfast and lunch. Don’t starve yourself until the big meal arrives.
- Oxycise! before your feast (and even after!) This will help suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism.
- Drink two or three glasses of water before the feast begins.
- Don’t overload your plate. Take small portions.
- Listen to your body… pause midway through your meal and ask yourself, “Am I still hungry?”
- Eat slowly and enjoy the meal. Savor each bite… pay attention to the aroma, flavor and texture of each food. Try putting your fork down between bites.
- Reduce your intake by refusing seconds — remember that you can always enjoy leftovers the next day.
- If you do overeat, forgive yourself. One large meal is not a problem; many large meals in a row are.
- Keep a journal of what you eat. Remember that one pound is equal to 3,500 calories.
- Find joy in being with people you love! Give thanks for life and health — and every breath!