Food Sizing and Other Tricks!
If you’re trying to lose weight fast, you may have been told to avoid distractions like TV or reading while you’re eating. The thinking is that if you’re not paying attention to your food, you’ll eat more than you would otherwise. And while that’s certainly true in some cases, there’s also evidence to suggest that eating in front of the TV can actually help you eat less. One study found that people who ate in front of the TV consumed an average of 10% fewer calories than those who ate without any distractions. The researchers believe that the distraction of the TV helps people to become less aware of their hunger cues, which leads them to eat less. So if you’re struggling to control your portions, it may be worth giving TV a try. Just be sure to choose healthy foods that you enjoy so that you don’t end up eating more than you intended.
It’s all too easy to overeat when you’re eating straight from the package. Whether it’s a bag of chips or a pint of ice cream, it’s hard to stop once you’ve started. One way to avoid overeating is to portion out your food onto a plate. This way, you can see exactly how much you’re eating and be more mindful of your portions. Additionally, serving yourself on a plate can make your food look more appetizing and satisfying, leading you to eat less overall. So next time you’re tempted to mindlessly snack, take a few extra minutes to portion out your food first. Your health (and waistline) will thank you!
Most of us have been taught to clean our plates since we were children. However, this advice doesn’t always hold true when it comes to our diet. When it comes to food, it’s important to listen to your body and stop eating when you’re no longer hungry. Overeating can lead to a number of health problems, including indigestion, weight gain, and even heart disease. On the other hand, stopping short of feeling stuffed can help you maintain a healthy weight and prevent yourself from overeating. So next time you’re at the dinner table, remember to listen to your body and stop when you’re no longer hungry. Your waistline will thank you for it.