Yes, it’s holiday eating all over again!
•Don’t save up all day for the big meal. That just slows down your metabolism and causes you to eat more. This also changes your hunger patterns for a couple days after
•Choose items that you do not get to have on a daily basis. Pick your grandma’s famous ________ or your aunt’s homemade________…. Skip the foods that you can have on non-holiday meals
•Portion your plate! Try to make 1/2 vegetables and fruits, 1/4 lean protein and 1/4 whole grains
•If buffet or family style, remember that your stomach is the slowest organ to respond. Wait 20 minutes before taking seconds.
•If the food wasn’t as divine as you had hoped, you do not have to finish it.
•Oh yeah and the Easter candy. Everything in moderation. You do not have to eat it all at once. You can save it to enjoy a little at a time. We have awhile until Halloween.
Enjoy family versus focusing on food.