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!!