Ahhh…Thanksgiving – A fat kid’s dream!
A whole holiday focused on a feast. It could also be a bariatric’s nightmare. The family you haven’t seen in awhile asking you questions, commenting on your appearance and maybe even watching what you eat. You may start to feel self-conscious, which may prompt emotional eating. However, you don’t have to worry about overeating this year because you are going to make a plan to combat this situation, and I’m going to walk you through it. You’ll get plenty of sleep and prepare a bariatric-friendly dessert as well. Ready to begin? Avoid overindulging this Thanksgiving by creating a plan to deal with the bounty of food.
THE WEEK BEFORE THANKSGIVING
To prepare for the smorgasbord of food this Thanksgiving, we need to spend a little time preparing for it. If you’re anything like me, you eat pretty much the same meal each year. You know what to expect. You’re going to use this information to your advantage and go to bed Thursday night feeling satisfied that you have conquered your overeating demons.
PRINT OUT THE ACCOMPANYING WORKSHEET
The first thing you’ll want to do to start your plan to avoid overindulging on Thanksgiving is to print out the worksheet mentioned below. This worksheet is going to guide you through the rest of this post and will allow you to come up with your plan as you read. It’s going to help you stay focused and on track, so hurry up and print out your worksheet so we can get started!
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WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT TO EAT?
I love food as much as the next bariatric, so our first step in figuring out our plan to avoid overindulging on Thanksgiving is to think about what we really want to eat. What is our favorite food to eat on Thanksgiving that we look forward to each year? Is it the turkey? The filling/stuffing/dressing? The sweet potatoes? Whatever it is, I want you to decide that you are going to have a controlled portion of that food, and eat it first. So decide what it is you really want to eat.
THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING
The week of turkey day really starts our plan to avoid overindulging on Thanksgiving. We are going to prepare for Thursday by starting on Sunday with some preparation to keep our minds and willpower muscles strong. You’re going to need this willpower when you are confronted with your buffet of delicious food.