Joe Chille’s Tips To Avoid Holiday Overeating
The Holiday synonymous with overeating is on the horizon...Thanksgiving...so much good food, and our eyes are definitely bigger than our stomachs.
Well, I count calories in an attempt to stay at a reasonable weight, and I came across some great suggestions on how to avoid eating too much this holiday by using what's called a "Hunger Scale".
Here's are a few examples of a hunger scale:
- 0 = Empty. I want to eat everything on the menu or the dinner table as well as dessert.
- 2 = Really Hungry. Thoughts of food are over-taking everything else...checking the horizon for fast food signs. I will likely go to the first one I come across.
- 10 = Beyond Full. Top button of the pants is undone, and I am uncomfortable, never want to see food again....need to lay down, but won't because that will make me feel worse. (Holiday meal)
For your reference the actual Hunger Scale, from MIT Medical.
I always promise myself that I will never overindulge again, but I am a bachelor, I cook my own meals, and when I have the opportunity to have someone else cook, and there is not just one food, but MANY foods that I enjoy...I succumb.
Happy Thanksgiving and I wish you happy, healthy and nutritionally balanced holiday.