10 Tips to a Thin Thanksgiving

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  1. Eat Breakfast - While you might think it makes sense to save up calories for the big meal, experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite.

  2. Activate Your Body – Begin the day off with physical activity before the big meal. This will do 2 things. It will engage your metabolism to a higher rate, and it will make you more conscious because of the hard work you put in earlier in the day.

  3. Dress To Impress – Wear your best. The tighter the better. It will consciously compel you to feel less likely to over indulge.

  4. Be a Portion Police Officer – Don’t waste your time on foods you have all year long. Scan for what you want, then commit to a fist sized portion of each choice. Oh… I almost forgot. Let’s skip the seconds.

  5. Slow Down Your Meal – Enjoy every bite. Chew each bit 20 times. Take only half of what you would normally put on your fork so you will feel you are eating twice as much.

  6. Limit Alcohol – Number 1, these calories add up big time. The more we drink, the more we lose our judgment and WILL eat more because of it. I suggest, have a drink or 2 tops and after each one, follow it with a glass of water.

  7. Finger Foods – Go for the veggies and fruit WITHOUT THE DIP. Use these as fillers before the meal. And the best part is, I guarantee there will be plenty as the majority tend to avoid these UNHEALTHY FOODS!!

  8. Mashed Potatoes with Cauliflower – Add up to 50% cauliflower to your potatoes before you mash. Most will not even notice and the calories you will save will surely be noted.

  9. Pawn Off the Leftovers You Don’t Want – Out of site, out of mind is what I always say. Let’s face it. If it is there, most of us will eat it. Get rid of all but the lean proteins, UNDRESSED salad and UNBUTTERED veggies.

  10. Stay on Your Feet – It is proven that we tend to eat less while we are on our feet at parties. As soon as we hit the seat, we are done for! No seriously, engage in great conversations with others while munching on some veggies and sipping your water or a small alcoholic beverage and we may just save ourselves from eating our way into a food coma.