Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 Tips for Eating Less

10 Simple Tricks for Eating Less

You already know that you shouldn’t overeat, but do you know how to easily stop from crossing the overindulgence threshold? Here are 10 simple ways to turn common-sense rules you already know into daily food-moderation tricks. Try them on a daily basis and over time your efforts will add up to a healthier, more balanced lifestyle—not to mention a smaller waistline!

1. Drink first, then eat.
Are you drinking eight glasses of water each day? You should be for proper hydration—and making sure your body isn’t confusing thirst for hunger. Before you reach for food to fill up an empty stomach, drink a glass of water and wait 15 minutes. This practice can curb the amount of food you consume.

2. Order half in a doggy bag.
When dining at a restaurant, ask the server to bring out a half-portion and box up the other half to go. This will help with portion control and you’ll have another meal to eat later!

3. Eat consciously.
Avoid eating in front of the television or anything else that takes your focus off of what you’re eating at all costs. When you’re distracted, you’re more likely to continue consuming beyond a healthy, or hungry, stopping point. Instead, sit down at a table—not on a couch—and keep watch over how much you’re eating.

The other tips here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sorry #3 is out!