Strategies to take control of your Thanksgiving Feasting: 

Ditch the now-or-never mentality: Each year we approach this beloved feast as though it's the only time we will ever eat turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. This mentality motivates us to inhale these seasonal foods. 

Carve out an earlier time to eat: The time of day that you eat your dinner may have an impact on how your body stores the excess calories from the feast. Rather than starting you Thanksgiving feast at 6 p.m. or later, move the starting time to 1 p.m.

Downsize the menu: Make an executive decision to serve less, especially when it comes to side dishes.

Freeze leftovers immediately: Break the habit of pulling all the turkey fixings out of the refrigerator on Thanksgiving night to have a second helping of leftovers. 

Intentionally use smaller plates: The smaller the plate, the less food you are likely to heap on and eat. 

This is part of the Wellness Wednesday feature.