So --- How can you prepare for the typical American holiday overeating orgy?
The Dallas Morning News has an article titled
How to compensate for Thanksgiving overeating - that provides a few suggestions:1. Burn extra calories before the big day and select one dietary indiscretion that makes it feel like a holiday. Use light recipes for the rest of the meal, such as butternut squash soup made with fat-free condensed milk instead of cream.
2. Modify recipes rather than expect everyone to eat less; reduce the butter in grandma's cake by substituting applesauce.
3. Consider a big salad and a vegetable plate or a broth- based soup as starters.
4. Drink water before, during and after the meal.
5. Have larger portions of lighter foods and smaller portions of heavier ones.