How to Eat as Much as Humanly Possible on Thanksgiving

How to Eat as Much as Humanly Possible on Thanksgiving

Beautiful table with thanksgiving food

“Popular Science” posted an article on how to eat as much as humanly possible on Thanksgiving. So this is like the OPPOSITE of healthy eating tips. Here are the six things you should do if you really want to gorge yourself . . .

1. Don’t skip breakfast. You’ll eat too fast if you go in starving. So unless you’re doing a super early dinner, breakfast is okay. Just don’t eat for four or five hours beforehand.

2. Go for a brisk walk right before dinner. It’ll stimulate your appetite and help you digest any food that’s still in your stomach.

3. Take a few deep breaths before you start eating. It’s easier to pack a lot of food in when you’re relaxed. So some deep breathing should help.

4. Start out with carbs, like stuffing and mashed potatoes. Turkey has a lot of protein that makes you feel full. Plus, mashed potatoes don’t require much chewing. And too much chewing tricks your brain into thinking you’re fuller than you really are.

5. Don’t eat any vegetables. They have a lot of fiber, which expands in your stomach. And liquid takes up a lot of room, so don’t drink too much either.

6. Take a break and go for another walk. It’ll help you digest, so you’ll have room for more. And if you basically just ate carbs, your stomach will be pretty empty again in 30 to 90 minutes.

(Popular Science)

The Key to Losing Weight Is . . . Eating Two Breakfasts?

The Key to Losing Weight Is . . . Eating Two Breakfasts?

"We've had one, yes. But what about second breakfast?" - Pippin

“We’ve had one, yes. But what about second breakfast?” – Pippin

 

Any diet that encourages me to eat more waffles sounds good in my book.

A new study out of Yale found that a key to losing weight could be eating TWO breakfasts every day: A small one early, then a bigger one a little later.

They say having two breakfasts kick starts your metabolism . . . it stops you from binging on food later in the day . . . it stops you from eating snacks in the morning . . . and it actually helps you lose weight in the long run.

 

 

(Daily Mail)

McDonald’s Could Start Serving Breakfast All Day Within Three Months

McDonald’s Could Start Serving Breakfast All Day Within Three Months

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McDonald’s has been getting closer and closer to serving breakfast all day long . . . and now it looks like it’s REALLY gonna happen soon.

The “Wall Street Journal” just got a copy of a memo from McDonald’s to its franchise owners and staff, saying that all-day breakfast could be starting as soon as October. That’s only two-and-a-half months away.

There are still a few more hurdles, including a vote from some key franchise members on the 14th of next month. But since all-day breakfast is the number one request McDonald’s gets, it’s probably going to get the thumbs up.

(Mashable)

Three Reasons Your Office Goes Crazy For Free Food  (So yeah, go ahead and bring those breakfast tacos.. hint hint..)

Three Reasons Your Office Goes Crazy For Free Food (So yeah, go ahead and bring those breakfast tacos.. hint hint..)

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There’s one thing that’s consistent at every office around the world: When someone puts FREE FOOD in the kitchen, people devour it like they’ve never eaten before, and might never eat again.

So some psychologists looked at WHY office workers lust for free food. Here are the three main reasons . . .

  1. It goes back to our prehistoric days. There’s a deep, biological instinct in us to grab food when it’s available. Because if we don’t, we might starve. It’s also why we can’t resist the free samples at the grocery store.
  2. We spend our entire lives learning to grab free food that other people are after. It’s why we try to get as much candy as we can on Halloween, or out of a piñata, and why we make sure we’re first in line to get a piece of birthday cake.If you’ve ever missed out on the food in one of those situations, something clicks, and tells you to NEVER let it happen again.
  3. It’s a good bonding experience. Eating with someone builds trust, so it’s a good chance to develop better relationships with your coworkers.

(Huffington Post)

The Worst Things You Can Eat for Breakfast

The Worst Things You Can Eat for Breakfast

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The website EatThis.com put together a list of the worst things you can have for breakfast, in different categories. So, things like the least healthy cereal, and worst fast food breakfast sandwich. Here’s the list . . .

  1.  Worst cereal: Honey Smacks. One bowl has 15 grams a sugar, which is more than Frosted Flakes or Cap’n Crunch. And it’s coated in partially hydrogenated oil, which has trans fat.
  2.  Worst donut: Dunkin’ Donuts Blueberry Butternut. It has 35 grams of sugar, and 420 calories, which is more than any other donut on the menu.
  3.  Worst breakfast burrito: Taco Bell’s A.M. Crunchwrap with Sausage. 710 calories and 47 grams of fat.Unless you’re eating a whole 12-pack of their Cinnabon dessert things, the A.M. Crunchwrap has more fat than anything else on the menu.
  4.  Worst fast food breakfast sandwich: The Monster Biscuit from Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. It has as much fat and calories as the A.M. Crunchwrap, but TWICE as much salt.
  5.  Worst breakfast that SOUNDS healthy: A Dunkin’ Donuts Multigrain Bagel with Reduced Fat Strawberry Cream Cheese. It’s 500 calories, has 17 grams of fat, and is pretty much nothing but carbs.
  6.  Worst pancakes: Denny’s Peanut Butter Cup Pancake Breakfast. They’re stuffed with chocolate, and have hot fudge and peanut butter on top. You also get sausage, eggs, and hash browns, so it’s 1,670 calories, with 105 grams of fat.
  7.  Worst omelette: The Chorizo Fiesta Omelette at IHOP. 1,300 calories and106 grams of fat. And you can add pancakes, which is another 700 calories.
  8.  Worst overall breakfast: The Cheesecake Factory’s Bruleéd French Toast. It has 2,780 calories, and as much saturated fat as six cheeseburgers from Sonic.

(Yahoo)