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9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

Cut Calories, Not Satisfaction

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  • I have to learn to slow down. I eat like I am in a race. I think it is from my childhood. If I wanted seconds I had to beat my brother too it. - 9/18/2012 1:00:40 PM
  • very useful information... will follow the tips... Thanks. - 8/26/2012 10:35:12 AM
  • I agree with everything. Also when eating my Fage Greek yogurt, I eat it with a demitasse spoon, it makes it last longer, taste special....and reminds me of Rome where they serve their gelato with tiny tiny spoons... - 8/19/2012 6:44:38 AM
  • DONNA2LITE
    What is the average caloric need for a female or average height per day? What does the body require for regualr maintainance? - 7/26/2012 9:29:31 PM
  • POMBIKISAN
    Eat 'Breakfast like a queen, eat lunch like a princess, and dinner like a pauper.' - 7/26/2012 9:18:59 PM
  • KMONTGOME
    Great article with helpful information! I practice all of these except eating slower. So, maybe that will help me bust through my plateau. - 7/26/2012 9:08:19 PM
  • I ALWAYS lose more weight when I intentionally pack on the veggies... Even if I don't track or follow any other diet method. While, I am trying to make sure I track my food, the veggie method still holds true. The best thing I have come up with is hiding veggies in everything I eat. If I simply must have that drive through cheeseburger, I order it with extra extra veggies like tomatoes, lettuce, and onions. Seems to make a huge difference.

    My newest trick (which really seems to help a lot) is that I always keep a bag of baby spinach in the house- the kind that is pre-washed and ready to eat. I choose spinach because I know it's nutrition value is great (greater than a number of veggies) with such few calories. I add it to everything that I can... Especially sandwiches... by at least a cup full. It adds great flavor and a heaping serving of veggies, but not the kind you might just pick at and feel bored about eating. I even add it to sandwiches I bring home from restaurant take-out. - 7/26/2012 9:02:43 PM
  • Great article! Thanks - 7/26/2012 6:23:02 PM
  • I know this information to be true because I have heard it consistently and have tried it and it did work. I lost 6 pounds in 3wks monitoring my food intake in just these ways........thanks for the boost now on to make it happen! :) - 7/26/2012 5:08:03 PM
  • CHRISTINASP
    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
  • MANIATISA
    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

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