Overeating is a pretty easy thing for all us to do. We’ve all had our moments when our eyes are much bigger than our bellies, we eat too much food and end up suffering the consequences. Believe it or not there are certain things that you can do each day to control how much you eat.
Here are 3 easy tips and tricks to help you stop overeating.
1. Drink a glass of water before each meal. This is something that I just recently learned. Believe it or not, when you think you’re hungry, you are probably just thirsty. I experienced this firsthand and realized it to be true. Dehydration was causing my hunger pangs. The beauty of this tip is that when do you eat, you’ll eat less without having to think about it.
2. Use a smaller plate. This is more of mind game that we can play on ourselves. When you use a larger sized plate you have a tendency to fill it up and then feel compelled to finish everything on it. Instead, try using a smaller sized plate and eat everything on it without feeling guilt. If you’re still hungry afterwards, eat a little more.
3. Wait 20-minutes. This is an oldy but a goody that my mom used to tell me all of the time because it’s so very true. It does take at least 20-minutes for your head to catch up with you stomach. Food looks good even when you’re full and don’t know it yet. Waiting can be a challenge but just bear in mind of how much better you will feel knowing that you didn’t overeat.
Remember to surround yourself with healthy food and when you overeat every once in a while it won’t be the end of the world.
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