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How to eat less this Thanksgiving

You can enjoy food-related holidays and still eat a reasonable amount.

Eating less is not generally a goal on Thanksgiving. It’s a day of stuffing both turkey butts and our own stomachs. If you want to test the limits of your digestive system, go for it. We at Popular Science will never judge you for wanting a second helping of mashed potatoes. Heck, we even wrote a guide to eating as much as humanly possible.

But eating less at Thanksgiving is a noble endeavor. Perhaps you’re trying to and want to keep your caloric consumption down to what you’re actually capable of enjoying. Maybe you just don’t. Whatever the reason, sometimes we want to avoid our basest urges—that is, to eat and eat and eat until no more pie can possibly fit inside our bellies.

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