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Black Friday: Food Court Survival Guide
Saved 11/17/09 to Fit's Dieters Support Group

Holiday Eating Survival Guide


Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and it's never too early to develop your eating strategy. Dealing with copious amounts of rich, tasty food can tax your willpower, and this is a tax you pay with your gut. Here are some tips to become familiar with before sitting down to your T-day meal. Think of them as a study guide for the big day.


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Tips For Not Overeating on ThanksgivingDon't Skip BreakfastStick to Veggies For AppetizersWatch Your Alcohol Talk to Your NeighborsTasting MenuKeep a Bit of Food on Your PlateHave a Piece of Pie, but Just the One
flavacrisp flavacrisp 4 years 42 weeks
I wont be doing any of these (except eating breakfast). Lots of eating and drinking, especially the pie!
darc5204 darc5204 4 years 43 weeks
Anonymous, my ex-boyfriend's family used to do that to me, and I just said no thank you (and repeatedly if necessary). You shouldn't have to feel guilty about or justify not eating something you don't want to.
4 years 43 weeks
Anyone have any tips on politely declining food? I find I always fall into the trap of "you have to have some of X, Aunt Edna brought it!" or "you simply have to try Y, I made it from scratch!". I find my self over eating and making poor decisions so no one's feelings are hurt.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 4 years 43 weeks
Turkey Trot!! I LOVE getting in a really intense workout the morning of Thanksgiving or before Christmas dinner. On one hand, your body will be moving and account for at least some of the indulgent calories you'll consume later on. On the other hand for me, it also keeps me calm for what is usually a fairly overwhelming family gathering.