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www.stittsvilleoptometry.com Complete Family Eye Care Quality Eyewear and Lenses Ophthalmology Consultations Onsite Contact Lens Fittings Digital Retinal Photography Laser Surgery Co-management Due West Magazine ? Page 36 ? Winter 2009 because someone made it. Deal with food pushers with a polite but firm, ?No thank you.? If you?re concerned about hurting their feelings, ask for the recipe or a small portion to take home with you for another meal. It?s common to have candy and 12 snacks lying all over the place this time of year. Avoid indulging in food just because it?s there. Grazing unconsciously will lead to many extra calories that you probably won?t even remember enjoying. Before having a cookie, a piece 13 of fudge or other holiday treat that was laid out, check your hunger scale. If you are hungry and you wish to choose a particular food to satisfy you, remember to sit down and eat it mindfully. At restaurants, the portion sizes 14 are usually huge ? almost always ?two for the price of one.? Request appetizer portions, co-order and co-eat with your dining partner, or have the server package up your meal to go as soon as you feel satisfied. Remember, ?super-size? is no bargain if you didn?t need that much food in the first place! Look for opportunities for 15 physical activity. Take a walk after dinner to enjoy the lights, take a few laps around the mall before it opens to do some window shopping or take guests to local attractions. Most importantly, delight all of your senses. Enjoy the company, the atmosphere, the entertainment and the traditions as much, if not more, than the food. Michelle May, M.D., is a recovered yoyo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry?® Mindful Eating Program, which received the Excellence in Patient Education Innovation Award. She is the award-winning author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don?t Work. Her newest book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break the Eat-Repent- Repeat Cycle is now available online visit www.AmIHungry.com.

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