How To Eat Everything During Holiday Dinners Without Overeating

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‘Tis the season to eat. The joke around town is that loose-fitting pants are the sartorial choice of the night. You’ll be battling the case of regret the next day. Don’t do it. Instead, learn how to eat everything during the holidays without overeating. These tricks will ensure you don’t gain much or if it all.

1. START WITH WATER

Chances are you’re reading this post to remain your current weight. Your best bet is to drink a tall glass of water before eating. Drinking water will fill you up a tiny bit before you take your first bite.

2. MAP OUT THE TABLE SPREAD

Locate the carbs, protein, and vegetables. Once you’ve allocated the menu for the night, be strategic with the food you eat first. However, plate size is vital. Portion control, too.

3. SKIP THE DINNER PLATE

Instead of the traditional large dinner plate, go for the small one. You’ll naturally serve less of everything since the plate is small. Don’t be afraid to ask for specific servings preferences if the hostess is serving or servers are present. Instead of a bowl of soup, ask for a cup, etc.

4. EAT THIS NOT THAT

Let vegetables be your first few bites. Vegetables are filling since they’re rich in fiber. Afterwards, move to the protein like the turkey or ham, albeit, turkey is leaner and a considerably healthier option.

5. SMALL BITES AND CHEW SLOWLY

Dinner etiquette is an imperative skill to have. It not only defines you as a diner, but it also helps with feeling fuller by eating accordingly. A great rule of thumb is to cut the main entree into 7-10 pieces. The key is tricking your brain into believing that you have a lot on your plate. Chew for 30 seconds for proper digestion.

6. HAVE A CONVERSATION

Participate in conversations throughout dinner. Conversing will allow the food to settle, making you fuller without much conscious effort.

7. DESSERT, SAUCE, DRINKS

One spoon of cranberry sauce or gravy lathered is fine. Rather than a whole slice of pie, ask for a thin cut. Instead of the fruity cocktail, order a “Dirty Martini” with a splash of olive juice. The “Greyhound” is gin and grapefruit juice and is equally delicious. A glass of red wine is also a much healthier option. Limit to one, two if you must. Or, you can always ask for a vodka club soda with a lemon wedge. Coffee is also acceptable if you take it black. Otherwise, if there is tea available, preferably green tea, do order yourself a cup after you’ve eaten.

MB Steak at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has an exemplary turkey meal for Thanksgiving if you’re looking for a savory gourmet meal to try these new tricks for a filling, but guilt-free holiday dining experience.

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