It's almost time to pull up a chair and gorge ourselves on a Thanksgiving feast.

In just a few days, millions of people will be confronted with this question — "Have I had enough to eat?" Millions of us will ponder that question, knowing the answer is "Yes" but will ignore the answer and go back for a 2nd, 3rd or even 4th helping of some of the most delicious food on the planet.

So, how do we learn to say no?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Trust Your Tummy

Your body knows when it's hungry. You hear a growl. You feel like you could sit down and eat 4 bags of your favorite salty snack. Your body also knows when it's full. Sure, grandma only makes her stuffing once a year and you want to enjoy every morsel that you can shove into your mouth. But if you ignore the signs your body is giving you, you will pay for it later — either with a stomachache or when you step on the scale the next morning. Trust what your body is telling you and act on it. Put down the fork and just walk away.

2. Set Goals

Before you dig in, set a goal or a limit for yourself. Is your goal to have one plate of food now and another one in an hour or two? Is it to have half a portion of two different desserts? Is your limit no desserts at all? Whatever it is, think about it beforehand, before you are confronted with a smorgasbord of smells and food that are too tempting to resist.

3. Doggie Bags?

Maybe the solution is to ask the host or hostess if you can take home an extra serving of dinner or a dessert or two. If you can do that, you can spread out the calories while still enjoying the meal.

4. Go Healthy

If you know that you will be enjoying some rich, tasty food, one option is to bring a healthier dish to contribute. That way you can be assured that you'll be eating something healthy during the meal.

5. Water

Maybe the solution is to lay off the alcohol at this year's holiday get-together. If you drink water, it will help with your digestion and cut down on your caloric intake.

6. Pace Yourself

If you are determined to stuff your face, try to pace yourself. Eat a little bit here and a little bit there. There's probably plenty of food to go around so you don't need to load up like your life depends on it. Enjoy your food, taste it, savor it, enjoy your friends and family and try to focus more on the conversation and atmosphere and less on the food.

7. Workout

If you're concerned about gaining weight over the holidays, try to add an extra workout before the holidays arrive. Also, make sure that you don't skip any workouts during the holidays. It's more important than ever that you maintain your workout routine, especially if you're going to party after party.

8. Just Say No

There's nothing wrong with the word "No." Sure, your mother might be telling you to eat but only you know how you feel. If you've had enough, don't let anyone talk you into another slice of pumpkin pie.

9. Regift

If you are inundated with candy and treats as gifts this year, take them into the office to share them with co-workers or regift them, if you can. If you do keep them, try to limit how much of them eat on a daily — or hourly — basis.