I find that I look to food for comfort and satisfaction. However, when I eat, I do it very fast and don't even think about what I am doing. Recently, I have been slowing down and enjoying everything I eat - every bite. I find satisfaction and I end up eating less.
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Often when I am over-hungry I feel like I want to attack my food. Consider starting the meal with a piece of fruit -an orange, apple, or a bowl of melon. By the time I finish, I feel a little full from the fiber and can slow down and enjoy my main meal. So my advice - nosh on some fruit when you want to demolish your plateful of food!
It works just as well with vegetables : )
Slow down - eat slower. It takes your brain time to catch up with what you're eating. Put down your fork or spoon in between every single bite - you'll be amazed at how slowing down and taking time to enjoy/savor your food helps!4
I originally learned this from Weight Watchers.
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