How To Eat As Much As Possible At Thanksgiving

November 23, 2016

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Tomorrow's feat at the Thanksgiving table usually involves foods you normally don't eat and let's face it, it's delicious!  Although gluttony is nothing we strive for, getting the most from the one day of the year feast may be a challenge for you.  Fortunately we found a guide to eat as much food as humanly possible. First, don't starve yourself in preparation. Starving yourself means you'll eat too quickly instead of pacing yourself, so eat regularly but stop 4-6 hours ahead of time.  It's also a good idea to do some exercise ahead of time as that will stimulate your hunger.  When t's time to dig in, beware of foods that take a while for your body to digest and start with potatoes, stuffing, rolls and other carbs that your body can process quickly.  Next up, green bean casserole, brussels sprouts, corn and all the vegetables and any whole grain items.  The fiber contained in these items will swell with the liquids in your stomach and make you feel full.  Lastly, the protein, the food your body takes the longest to digest.  Once you start to consume turkey, ham or turducken, your body releases enzymes and hormones to tell your brain you are full.  Finally liquids as they fill-up any remaining space, but don't wait until the end for a drink of water.  Obviously, drink liquid as needed.  Now that you have efficiently stuffed your belly it's time to take a break.  Those carbs you ate first will be broken down and moving through your body within 30 minutes from consuming them and making room for dessert. If you overdo it, don't lay down in agony, get up and take a walk around the room. It will make you feel better.

SOURCE: Popular Science

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