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    Triple Thanksgiving?

    Relatively new clyde here, and I thought we could all benefit from the experiences of clydes past and present: Any tips on how to maintain weight loss over the holidays?

    I ask because, like many of you, my family's spread out and scheduling's a nightmare. Thus, I have to eat 3 Thanksgiving dinners in 36 hours. Not that I'm complaining--I'm practically addicted to stuffing and gravy and cranberry sauce. But, still, how can we keep it together when there's so much temptation? Thanks in advance for your replies, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    um... good luck?

    I plan on a big bowl of oatmeal tomorrow about 3 hours before dinner while I am cooking the turkey so I'm not so damn hungry when dinner hits... also... eat the veggies at each stop first... unless of course they are bathed in cream of mushroom soup and fried onions... mmmmmmm....
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    Eat whatever you want and go on a century the next day?

    The oatmeal sounds like a good idea. But, if you keep your control you shouldn't have much trouble. Turkey is relatively low in calories and fat. It's the sides you need to watch out for. For example, I know my wife is planning to make one of my favorite deserts, Nanaimo Bars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanaimo_bar). They're deadly, but oh so good. Just to make it tougher, she'll make the Mint version, which is my absolute favorite.

    Yep, I'm planning a ride on Friday or Saturday. That, plus spending a fair bit of time in my shop doing woodworking should keep me away from the worst of it.

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    Small meal portions is the best thing I can tell you. I had this same issue a couple of years ago and I over ate at the first stop and then out of respect ended up eating at eat location. I was so bloated and over stuffed that I could not eat for 2 days.
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    Small portions as you would normally eat.
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    moderation, moderation, moderation...
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    I agree that it's all about portion control. Back in Ohio I used to end up doing 3, sometimes 4 holiday dinners between all the relatives. The only thing that I could do was eat small portions so that over the course of 2 days and 4 giant dinners I really only ate 2 meals' worth of food overall.


    Now, the fiancee and I don't even do traditional holiday cooking. We're having seafood for lunch, and stuffed cabbage for dinner (because it's her brother's favourite and he'd never take the time to make it for himself.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    moderation, moderation, moderation...
    Exactly. Ditch the really fatty bits and move on. Having said, I'll not be practicing what I'm preaching.
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    Don't eat as much as you used to.

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