Saturday, January 21, 2012
Cutting calories isn't the only way to drop pounds. It's not just what you eat that affects your weight, but how you eat it. To set yourself up for success, try these 3 top tricks:
Put produce front and center
At dinner, serve yourself salad and veggies at the table but leave meat and potatoes on the stove. You're more apt to take seconds of what's in front of you. Also, keep fruit in a bowl on the counter instead of in the refrigerator; research shows that this can double your intake.
Dish it out
Eating from appetizer rather than dinner plates can help you trim portions, but it can also make them feel skimpy. The solution: Set a larger plate underneath, as restaurants do, to make your servings look more substantial.
Blue can help lessen hunger, while red and yellow stimulate it. Not planning to repaint your dining room walls? Light a grapefruit or peppermint scented candle before sitting down to eat. Both fragrances have been linked to a decrease in appetite.