Setting a goal such as losing weight requires you to eat less. But Can you do that? In fact, many people want to lose weight, but their main problem is that they are unable to eat less. You must know that even healthy food can stop you from losing weight if you eat too much of it. It may seem difficult for you to reduce the amount of food you eat without feeling deprived. But we are here to help you make what looks really difficult a lot easier. In this article, we cover 4 foolproof tricks that you can use to mindlessly eat less.
1. Chew Every Bite: It is not a race, so no need to hurry. Slow down, allow yourself to enjoy the food, chew each bite many times and you will definitely feel satisfied faster on fewer calories. If you are someone who eats really fast, start counting your chews and this will help you develop the habit in no time.
2. Use Smaller Plates and Taller Cups: When you see a large plate you want to fill it which in return makes you eat more. Research has shown that when people use large bowls, plates, and serving utensils, they serve themselves more and consume more food. In a 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 85 nutrition professionals were asked to serve themselves a bowl of ice cream. Researchers provided a variety of bowl and spoon sizes.
Subjects with larger bowls served themselves 31% more ice cream; when they used a large spoon, they dished 14.5% more into their bowls. As for glasses, just like less food looks like more food on a smaller plate, height makes things look larger than width, even when the volumes are the same. You can cut down on your liquid calories by choosing taller glasses rather than shorter, fatter ones.
3. Use the Proper Plate Method: The portions of food on your plate are the secret in weight loss or weight gain. If you are someone who wants to lose weight you need to fill half your plate with vegetables, a quarter with lean protein and a quarter with your whole grains.
4. Don’t Eat from the Package: When you can’t see how much you’re eating you’re more than a little likely to consume double or even triple the amount you’d eat if you took the time to serve yourself a proper portion. Use a plate or a bowl to make sure you get a good visual of everything you’re going to eat before taking your first bite.