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1, Feb 12, 2013

Avoid mindless eating and overeating

Filed under: Healthy diet — admin @ 12:54 am

This piece of information was sent to me a few weeks ago, but I forgot who sent it. Here they are — 6 Tricks to avoid mindless eating and overeating

(1) Take Smaller Sips Research consistently shows that taking in a smaller amount of liquid helps you consume less. And the latest study confirms that not only do people drink more when they sip big, they also underestimate how much they drank, researchers reported in the journal PloS One.

(2) Pick Something Stinky Foods with a strong smell may help curb your portion control, according to a 2012 study in Flavor.

(3) Choose A Contrasting Color Want to eat less of those mashed potatoes? Don’t pick a white plate. Choosing a container with a color that contrasts the food helps you heap less on to begin with, according to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

(4) Use chopstick or a Vibrating Fork. The HAPIfork helps users from eating too fast by vibrating as soon as it senses too many bites per minute, thanks to its smart sensor.

(5) Eat On A Smaller Plate Eating off a small plate can help trick you into thinking you’re eating more than you really are — and that can reduce your consumption by 20 percent.

(6) Dim The Lights And The Music. A study of fast food restaurants found that adding softer lights and music inspired customers to eat 175 fewer calories per meal — an 18 percent decrease — than if they were in the restaurant’s normal environment. Why not try it at home?

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