Thanksgiving Strategies to Stop Mindless Eating

Seeing as how Thanksgiving is tomorrow and we're in the middle of a series of posts on different types of diets, I thought I'd share my Ten Strategies to Stop Mindless Eating post with readers once again.

On turkey day, strategies #6, #7 and #8 will be most useful.

So this Thanksgiving, why not try:

  • 1) Using a smaller plate (try it, it really does work),
  • 2) Taking a little extra time to eat slowly and notice (and enjoy) your food, and
  • 3) Stop eating before you feel full (but not too soon before you feel full).

You'll feel a lot better after dinner, I can guarantee you that.

Finally, I know lots of us can get so caught up in the logistics and preparation of Thanksgiving that we sometimes forget to enjoy the meal itself and the company we're with. I don't mean to be too preachy and prescriptive, but be sure to take a little extra time tomorrow to be grateful and enjoy the moment.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!!

3 comments:

Mumsicles said...

RE: "I know lots of us can get so caught up in the logistics and preparation of Thanksgiving that we sometimes forget to enjoy the meal itself and the company we're with"

FORGET? That's hilarious-FORGET!

This year all I did was make two pies and some cranberry sauce and took them to the home of friends who took care of the rest of it. I didn't have to make six trips to the store and play jigsaw puzzle with the refrigerator. I didn't have to quietly wrestle a not-quite-thawed turkey into the oven at dawn. I didn't have to figure out how to fit everyone around the table or borrow any extra forks. There was no mess in the kitchen, no sleeping bags on the floor. No one needed an extra blanket or toothpaste or special diet foods. It was a fabulous Thanksgiving, and I enjoyed every moment of it...

Daniel Koontz said...

LOL! Maybe "forget" was too weak a word... maybe I should have said all the logistics and preparation for Txgiving causes us to forcibly eject from our minds any enjoyment of the meal itself...! :)

DK

Sean said...

You know I really wish I had read this post BEFORE I ate thanksgiving dinner! These are some really great ideas!