I don't know if this has the same effect on everyone but the best thing that I did was to start using smaller plates. I have always been used to having a full plate and when faced with anything less I felt I was getting short changed.
Now with smaller plates I can have a meal with the plate full and I am satisfied. This may be Psychological but it certainly works for me.
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Drinking water or coffee. My trick for not eating much is that first cup of coffee in the morning. It satisfies me and I am not hungry. When I am at work I drink most of my 8-8oz. glasses of water and then some. That fools my brain to, makes it think I am not hungry.
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