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Simple Ways to Curb Overeating!

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 by Denise Austin

Need some help getting your appetite under control? We all do sometimes! Try these easy tips from the experts at the Harvard Medical Center for breaking the overeating habit:

  • Sit down at the table when you eat. Never eat on the run, in the car, while standing up, or in front of the TV or computer. Studies show all of these distractions lead to eating more food but feeling less satisfied!
  • Use smaller plates. Many overeaters are used to piling their plate high with big portions. So use a salad plate instead of a dinner plate. You'll eat less food, but you'll still have the "visual" cue of a full plate.
  • Eat slowly. Be sure to devote at least 20 minutes to every meal. It takes that long for the "full" signal from your brain to reach your stomach. So savor those bites!
  • Keep healthy foods - like fresh fruits and vegetables - at eye level in your fridge, instead of putting them in a drawer. This way you'll be more likely to eat them!
  • Drink a 12-ounce glass of water before each meal to take the edge off your appetite.
  • When the urge to snack hits, wait 10 minutes. Often the impulse will pass, especially when you are eating for emotional reasons instead of true hunger.

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