Here are more great ideas that will cut calories from your daily intake, possibly without your even noticing:
- Downsize Your Dishes. Use smaller plates and bowls to help you eat less. We tend to fill up the dish we’re using and then eat it all. Our brains also think we are getting more when the same amount of food is placed in a smaller dish.
- Savor Your Meals. Eating slowly helps you consume only what your body needs to feel satisfied. Eating too quickly, in less than 20 to 30 minutes, leads to overeating and feeling uncomfortably full afterwards.
- Leave Some Food on Your Plate. This is especially important if you grew up in the “clean plate club.” By leaving even a few bites, you can focus more on your internal signals of satisfaction and less on eating food just because it is there.
- Don’t Eat Out of a Bag or Box. When you eat out of a package, you are likely to keep eating until it’s all gone – no matter how many servings the package actually contains. Pour one serving into a small bowl.
This is something I NEVER Do – Eat Out of a Bag or Box.
Did I mention – Don’t Eat Out of a Bag or Box!
My mother came over one day and said why don’t you get a bowl to put those in or just bring the bag in the room. This is how you over-eat with out even noticing and then what? The entire bag is gone!
DON’T DO IT!
This is ONE change I know that ALL of you can do!