Sometimes your body is tricking you when it is demanding food. That’s the secret behind weight loss — your body will try to play dirty so you break your diet, and the last thing to do can be to simply play dirty with it. No, we don’t mean starving. We’re talking about tricking yourself into thinking you’re full when, in fact, you are full.
– Overindulging sometimes is easy because food is in abundance. When you’re surrounded by unhealthy food it’s much harder to stay strong and resist it. Trick yourself by simply choosing to buy individually wrapped chocolates instead of unwrapped; also, try not to unpack snacks on your kitchen table, unless guests are coming. It makes it too easy to give in.
– Just hide your snacks in the pantry or in the fridge, or somewhere where it’s not visible. Studies have found that people who put out their snacks and soda cans on the counter tend to be at least 20-26 pounds heavier than those who keep their temptations organized and hidden.
– Unlike carb-heavy snacks, fruits should be on display. This makes it easier to pick the healthy option, just because of sheer convenience to do so.
– Start with a small portion. And if you really want second helpings, drink some water in-between doing so, and see if you really want more.
– Eat off smaller plates and bowls. This will make it appear like there’s more food than there actually is. Brain tends to see relative size, not objective size, and it could help you eat less on all 3 your meals.