Overeating…Snacking…Nibbling…What really happens when we find ourselves eating too much? Is it an impulse? A craving? Did you belong to the “Clean Plate Club” when you were growing up?
Have you ever thought that you would start your diet tomorrow? Or perhaps on Monday? You are not alone!
Here are some quick tips to control portion size:
- Take a deep breath before eating.
This will put a stop to mindless, unconscious eating.
- Slow down!
Put your fork or spoon down between bites. Eating slowly allows us to become mindful and aware – two important elements of healthy eating.
- Eat until satisfied – not until full!
Nobody enjoys an overfilled, stuffed stomach.
- Wait – at least 2 – 21/2 hours between meals.
Let your metabolism begin to work.
Remember, you don’t have to finish everything on your plate.