Borrowed from the vegetarian way of eating, here are some tips on how not to overeat with heavy foods in the last week of fasting. There are people who observe Christmas fasts only in the last week before Christmas Eve. Stopping eating meat, they feel constantly hungry. So they resort to filling and heavy foods such as nuts, seeds, dried fruit and tofu and eat more fat.
Here's what you should watch out for:
1. Eat no more than 10 nuts in your morning muesli or afternoon snack. The same rule applies to dried fruits - figs, dates, raisins, cherries, apricots, prunes.
2. The combination raw nuts plus dried fruits is the heaviest and difficult for the stomach to digest. Clearly, they're remarkably delicious when mixed together, but don't eat them together except in muesli (in moderation) or raw candy.
3. Don't overdo fat. Many people start cooking with more oil to compensate for the "lean taste" of dishes
4. If you like avocado - the rule is no more than one a day, because it is a fruit containing a lot of fat. Do not mix it with nuts - a very difficult combination to digest.
And lastly – bet on a variety of legumes and grains foods, warm soup is a great start to lunch and dinner, chew slowly to fill you up.