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How to have your stuffing and eat it too!

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Once again the holidays are around the corner. With a few helpful hints, you can satisfy your traditional favorites and still enjoy Thanksgiving.
Most people don’t eat anything the day of Thanksgiving, in hopes of making sure you are hungry and can eat everything. This is the wrong type of thinking! Eat a good breakfast in the morning, as this will help control your appetite. Fill your first plate with meat and veggies, eat slowly and drink a glass of water in between plates. The next plate is all of the stuff that gets you into trouble. Take one tablespoon of each, this equals to about one piece of pie when you are done. You get to have the good stuff and you don’t deprive yourself of anything. Drink another glass of water. Go for a walk, play with the kids, LEAVE the table if you are a picker. Remember, being stuffed is a good idea only if you are a turkey 🙂 The weight we gain during the holidays may only be 1 or 2 pounds, but those pounds seem to stay with us as the weather gets cooler and we get more dormant. Knowledge is power, eat in moderation and set reasonable expectations.