Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Stuff the Turkey, Not Your Face

How to avoid gaining weight during the holiday gatherings! The first thing you should do is relax. Stressing about your weight is going to make you eat more. Enjoy your family and friends and be thankful....well...as you should be on Thanksgiving Day. If you are on "Take Shape for Life", don't skip your Medifast meals in anticipation of overeating. That will just make you hungry. Plan your lean and grean around your main dinner. You should hold a tall glass of water. It may help get your mind off the potato chips and dip. If you are going to munch, raw vegies are a always a good choice. Focus on conversation not the food.

At dinner time, fill your plate with salad first. Then add some vegetables before the meat choice. And remember eat slowly. Try to be the last to finish your meal. Choose water as your beverage.

Now its time for dessert. Out comes the hot apple pie and the pumpkin pie that you have been waiting for. This is a no brainer. Have a small piece of each and don't feel guilty about it. Savor each bite. You will not spoil all your past effort. It's the repeated poor choices you make over time that will hurt you; not Thanksgiving dessert. Feel good about yourself. And enjoy the feeling of not being in a overstuffed postprandial food coma.

Most of all have a Happy Holiday

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