By Meg van Staveren, MPH, RD
Tis’ the season for holiday events! There are lights, laughter, music, and the clinking of dishware and utensils. Let us not forget the aromas of savory and sweet favorites like stuffed turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, casseroles, cakes, cookies, and pies!
The joy we experience celebrating with friends, family, and coworkers is often followed by the agony of feeling stuffed to the gills or bursting at the seams. Holiday celebrations create a sensory overload that can lead us to bypass our natural ability to tap into our true hunger. We find ourselves overfilling our plates and continuing to eat long after our bodies signal we are full.
This year try these simple tips to connect to your body’s senses and eat mindfully:
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