I have to remind myself of this ALL the time. When you are eating ANYTHING, it is important to take small bites (not see how much you can fit in your mouth), and slowly chew your food. Enjoy the flavor before you swallow, and you will feel much more satiated with a smaller amount of food.
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As a competetive person by nature, I have burnt out many times trying to do too much-too fast in a new activity. The times I have seen my greatest successes, were those times when I swallowed my pride, set low, achievable goals, but continued to knock them down one-by-one until I had achieved more than I realized I could! I STILL have to remind myself when trying new things, "It's OK to start small; but KEEP GOING!"
I'm sure we've all heard the suggestion of using smaller dishes, but how about smaller silverware. Using a salad fork instead of a dinner fork and a teaspoon instead of a tablespoon to encourage slower eating for people who have become accustomed to inhaling their food (like me). I've noticed it makes a big difference--especially with using a smaller spoon.
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