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Ready for Thanksgiving?

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 by Denise Austin

So tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day — a holiday that for many is synonymous with a socially sanctioned binge. So how can you resist the pressure to get stuffed? Try these suggestions from the American Dietetic Association:

  • Eat an apple 30 minutes before dinner to take the edge off your hunger.
  • Resist the pressure to sample everything on the table just because it's there. Rate items on a scale of 1 to 10, and stick to your personal 9s and 10s.
  • Keep portion sizes in check. Don't pile your plate.
  • Use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate. You'll eat less because you can't fit as much on it.
  • Don't go back for seconds. Instead, pack up a plate to take home for another meal.
  • Be aware of emotional eating. Don't eat just because you feel tense.
  • Think before you eat. Ask yourself, "Do I really want this?" and "Am I still hungry?"
  • Eat the pie filling but leave the crust behind.
  • Go for a walk after dinner instead of settling in front of the television.

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