Thanksgiving "Food Coma": 4 Tips to Prevent Over-eating at Your Holiday Meal! by Dr. Hannah Chow-Johnson
“Food coma” is a term that comes to mind for many of us around Thanksgiving and Christmas. But eating turkey is not what actually makes you sleepy; eating very large quantities of turkey, ham, stuffing, potatoes and pie is what makes you sleepy. Here are tips for preventing holiday food coma!
- Be sure not to skip meals. Eat breakfast and lunch so you avoid overeating during the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
- Think about what you eat and load up on fruits and vegetables during dinner.
- Try not to pre-load on heavy appetizers.
- Don't forget that alcohol counts toward calories!
No more food coma!