Dietitians at Quincy Medical Group say eating too much can lead you to feel lethargic the next day. Dietitian Ashley Myers says exercising when you get up Thanksgiving morning, or even between meals, can help ease that uncomfortably full feeling.
"Or splitting it up," Myers said. "If there's time in between parties, making time just to get outside for a walk. And that could be a good family thing as well. Going for a walk, playing football, basketball, something outside. So definitely physical activity."
Myers says drinks can have a lot of calories also, leaving you feeling bloated. Therefore, zero calorie drinks or water are better to drink.
Myers says family style serving, where all the food is on the table, can lead to eating more than you had planned. Instead, she suggests setting your meal up like a buffet, where people have to get up and select their food.
"Sometimes when we're just engaging in conversation and the food's there, we're more apt to eat more of it," Myers said. "So sitting away from the food and enjoying the conversation where the food isn't right there present."