How to Avoid Overeating at Thanksgiving

Cat getting fat after Thanksgiving. Animated. Illustration by Lynn Chang.
  • Eat a small mouse in the morning. No need to starve yourself until the big meal arrives.
  • Some exercise before the meal is a good. Consider running in and around people’s feet while they are preparing the big meal. The bonus is that this is is like an obstacle course and helps burn many categories.
  • Go to the toilet and drink some water to fill your tummy before the meal begins.
  • Avoid getting stressed out if company should arrive a/o if there is another household pet. This may cause you to take solace in food and over-eating which may cause you to barf everything up. If you find you must barf, the antique Turkish carpet is the best place of course.
  • Eat just a little off everyone’s plate. This is easily accomplished if you jump on and off the table quickly enough.
  • One one hand there is always tomorrow. On the other you must not forget one gizzard on your plate today is worth more than two gizzards on your plate tomorrow. This does not make sense but neither do you.
  • If you do overeat – there is no reason to feel guilty. Just take a long nap. Guaranteed to make you feel better.

Happy Thanksgiving!