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November 22, 2012

Holiday eating tips


Eating tips

To avoid overeating traps during holiday gatherings, try "mind games."

That's Laurel Najarian's recommendation for those who struggle with overeating or other food compulsions.

Najarian, a registered dietician and diabetes educator at Munson Medical Center, offers the following tips:

n Take a walk before a meal or prior to attending an event to help with relaxation and control.

n Eat slower; people who overeat tend to be fast eaters.

n Choose a lot of low-calorie items, such as fresh vegetables, to fill plates and avoid high fat foods such as butter and sour cream.

n Talk during the meal; making it a more social event will help slow food intake and refocus attention away from the food.

n Take another walk, this time after the meal.

"I always go for a walk, before and after, so I don't feel so sluggish," Najarian said. "A walk makes you feel like you have more energy so you don't sit around blobbing all day."

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