Wednesday, 16 December 2015

12 Posts Before Christmas: Holiday Eating Tips!


So, the holidays are drawing near and I don't know about you, but I tend to massively overeat during the holiday season. Mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, mince pies, Christmas pudding, Quality Streets....... Yum!

To help me cut down on the feelings of discomfort after having a huge meal, I've complied a list of tips I'm going to be trying to keep in mind this holiday.

1. Take smaller portions. Even though you may be starving and want 10 pieces of turkey, take a smaller amount like 2 slices to begin with. It's better to take less and go back for more rather than taking too much and feeling obligated to stuff yourself.

2. Eat slower. This depends on who you're eating with, but if you're chatting and eating at the same time, you're more likely to overeat as you're not processing that you're full. Also, it's just more polite not to speak with your mouth full.

3.Don't feel pressured to take seconds. Or as above, take small portions to accommodate for seconds. If you know that one family member who will pressure you to take seconds, be prepared for that and adjust accordingly. If you're really too full and don't want to eat anymore, say you're taking a break for now and will come back for it later. People will probably forget to ask you to eat it after a while and you don't have to deal with the "are you on a diet? But it's Christmas" comments.

4. If it's a buffet style, don't try to take some of everything as you'll probably end up with too much. At least that's how I tend to take foods. It's better to take the stuff you know you want and you know you will eat as opposed to taking things because you're in line and it's in front of you.

5. Enjoy yourself. After all it's the holidays and that slight discomfort after dinner is rather pleasant sometimes!

Let me know what food you're most excited for this holiday in the comments below!

Signing off now,
Dusty Foxes

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