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Sounds silly, I know, but I really do use smaller plates and utensils to eat. Slows me down..and makes it look like I'm getting bigger bites and more food! Hubby always uses a dinner plate, I use a luncheon sized plates. I use salad forks and small teaspoons for everything.
Walking 45 minutes a day, drinking between 2 to 2.5 litres of water day. Ensure that you get your carbs from fruit mostly but if you must eat other carbs do so strictly before lunch and never after lunch time.
I learned this trick from a tea book. When you are craving something sweet add a a couple of chocolate chips or a tiny piece of caramel in a cup of tea. This can help curb the cravings. Plus you get the health benefits of green tea, if you are not a green tea fan you can mix it with a fruit tea.
When I get bored I tend to eat so I started making what I call an "inspirational folder". I have covered the outside with phrases from magazines that keep me going and motivated. By doing this it keeps my mind off of snacking, and makes me feel good about bettering myself
Easter is coming next weekend and for me it started last weekend. I did not do well. So this week I am going to prepare for that holiday by adding some extra exercise minutes. Today I added 30 extras calorie burning minutes!!