Have breakfast on Thanksgiving Day to avoid overeating

By Casey Frye, CCNN Writer

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Have some veggies with that turkey, and be sure you’ve eaten normal meals throughout the day!

If you’re tempted to skip out on breakfast and store up a mighty hunger for Thanksgiving dinner, your waist won’t forgive you the next day. See, avoiding the most important meal of the day will actually make it more likely for you to gain weight!

“It’s a big mistake to fast (not eat) before a big meal at a party, or at Thanksgiving dinner… You’re ravenous and you just eat like crazy. You’re completely irrational,” explains Katherine Tallmadge, a registered dietitian.

Also, when your body doesn’t have any food going in for too long, your metabolism (which breaks down food) slows down. This increases the amount of fat stored inside us!

Instead, just eat a normal breakfast and lunch. You’ll be less likely to eat too much during that Thanksgiving dinner. Another tip is to pick your favorite three high-calorie foods at the dinner table, and only eat those, along with some veggies. Don’t stuff your face with every single sparkling bit of yummy! Now, it’s not the end of the world or anything if you let loose a little bit on Thanksgiving Day. Tallmadge said, “Splurge on Thanksgiving Day, but get back to normal, health eating immediately.”

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