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Ashley Kilmartin


November 19, 2021

Fix A Sample Plate

The holidays are a time of celebration and gathering of friends and family. It’s also a time of eating way too much food which leads to bloating and food comas. If you’re worried about gaining weight or getting off track during the holidays, then try fixing a Sample Plate. Take a small sample of everything that looks good on your first round through the food line.

By doing this you will:

-       Get to try everything

-       Minimize going overboard with portions

-       Eat mindfully by savoring each sample

-       Identify which dish is worth a second serving

-       Save room for dessert

After your plate is cleaned, you get to decide if there is a round two! But, before you go, I do advise that you ask yourself, “Am I really hungry or do I only ‘think’ that I am hungry?”

Our hunger cues can be harder to pinpoint in social settings so be cautious of extra helpings. Maybe skip the extra plate and play a card game instead.

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