Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Since being here at SparkPeople, I have not gained weight during the holidays.
Being mindful about the quantity eaten and questioning is it really worth eating. Yes, I am a picky holiday eater and there are temptations to over do. I have found about three teaspoons is more than enough to savor the flavor. Mashed potatoes might be tablespoon instead. ;) Also I do not need to have everything on the table. No mile high plate for me, quality over quantity. I found this info about the stomach on Healthline's site.
"Your empty stomach is about 12 inches long. At its widest point, it’s about 6 inches across.
How much can your stomach hold?
As an adult, your stomach has a capacity of about 2.5 ounces when empty and relaxed. It can expand to hold about 1 quart of food."
Going beyond that quart proves to provide discomfort. I have witnessed far to many food comas from over stuffing oneself. And daytime snoring is not attractive. Actually a quart at one sitting is a bit too much for me.
With my guidelines I have a happy holiday and do not feel deprived. This year I cannot ship off leftovers, so the key for me is not to cook so much.
Do you have any holiday eating guidelines?
❤️ Grateful -