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9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

Cut Calories, Not Satisfaction


    Very useful, thanks. - 7/26/2012 4:54:32 PM
  • I have learned the hard way that I can't keep Oreos in the house ~ my husband is the same with Cheez-it's. So we have a pact to not buy them at all...

    Becca315 - 7/26/2012 3:52:59 PM
  • I will try those ideas, thank you! - 7/26/2012 3:34:56 PM
    Thanks for your help on this. I am trying to get my husband to do this Sparks with me. - 7/26/2012 3:34:00 PM
  • my trick I use at restaurants is when I get that satisfied feeling I put the trash from the table on my plate. That is a sure STOP sign and works every time. - 7/26/2012 12:54:22 PM
  • Yes I need to slow down, for sure. Thanks - 7/26/2012 12:01:42 PM
  • This is a GREAT reminder of things I know, but forget to utilize. Thanks - 7/26/2012 11:38:23 AM
  • Some great tips, but I disagree that every person must eat breakfast every day. I'm in my 50s and am rarely hungry early in the morning. Forcing myself to eat when I'm not hungry makes me feel sick, and I believe that by now I know my body. I think we should learn to respect our bodies' hunger signals instead of eating "by the clock."

    Another tip: Do NOT shop for groceries when you're hungry! Everything will look good and jump into your cart, especially snacks and other instant gratification foods. Shop after you've had a satisfying meal. - 7/26/2012 10:47:29 AM
  • I ask myself "do I really really want this?" Often, the answer is "no, I don't" - 7/26/2012 10:14:20 AM
  • Excellent & helpful information. Thank you for this article!

    God bless!

    Ima - 7/11/2012 10:45:27 AM
    Great tips - 7/7/2012 3:32:48 PM
  • Well, if smaller dishes work for you, great. However, I actually eat MORE when I use smaller dishes. I always think I can have a second portion, cuz, geez the plate or bowl is sooo small (i.e. I feel like I am eating a snack instead of a meal). I find if I take a regular size plate and just spread out the food, this works much better. If I don't have quite enough to spread out? Just put some more veggies on. - 5/5/2012 4:10:07 PM
    Thank you for this article, it is useful,I already have a smaller plate and fork than the rest of the family, the only problem I have with slowing down with the eating, I like my hot food to be hot, if it has cooled down too much before I get to it on the plate, I won't eat it, so end up wasting it or giving it away then I have not had a balanced meal and not consumed enough calories. Any ideas how to get round this one? (I don't like reheating the food either as is tastes different and not very nice). - 3/20/2012 6:02:43 AM
  • KATCAN333
    Like the idea of smaller plates and dividing and filling 1/2 the plate with veggies!!! Good idea. I'm going to get a timer too. I gobble my food. - 3/8/2012 10:39:48 AM
  • I just read your article and know exactly what you mean about skipping breakfast. I stopped eating breakfast when I was pregnant with my first child b/c the thought of food in the morniing made me nauseous. I wasn't sick, but just the smell or thought of food. That turned into a habit that stayed for years which also turned into a lot of weight gain through the years as well. Now that I'm almost at my goal, I look forward to breakfast every morning as soon as I get up! Thank you for the other great tips as well. - 10/13/2011 12:50:56 PM

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