Saturday, March 24, 2012
Easy Ways to Eat Less
Looking to trim your portion sizes? Try some of these easy tips to get started.
Eat with big utensils. Those who eat with large forks and spoons tend to eat less than those who eat with smaller utensils, probably due to feeling as though they are eating more.
Try eating on blue dinnerware. Studies have shown that those who eat off of blue plates tend to eat less.
Try plates and bowls that contrast with the color of your food—food that is the same color as your plate gives the illusion that there is less food actually on your plate.
Use smaller plates, bowls and glasses. It’s easy to pile on the food when your plate is bigger than your head, or scoop that extra helping of ice cream when your bowl can fit 7 servings.
Enjoy your food without any distractions. Get rid of a messy table, put out place settings, and sit down without a book or TV and enjoy your food—you’ll find that you feel full much faster.
From Swanson Health Tips email