Tricking Your Mind Into Thinking Your Eating More....
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I have a tendency to over eat so I found that if I wanted a slice of pizza ( not the whole thing or 4 slices as I normally would have done) I would take a slice and cut it into 4 slices. This way as I eat I am SEEING 4 slices and it takes me more time to EAT the 1 slice tricking my mind into thinking I have eaten more than I really have.
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Did you know that the colors red, orange & yellow can actually make you desire to eat something? On the other hand, the color blue can suppress your appetite. Size also has a lot to do with perspective. If you fix & eat your meal off of a small plate, you feel like you are eating more than if you put it on a large plate. Soooo,,, eating your meals off of small, blue plates can trick your mind into thinking you're eating more than you are!
It may sound silly, but I use teaspoons instead of tablespoons. It tricks your mind into thinking you've eaten a much larger portion than you have. Sure, it takes longer to eat a bowl of soup or cereal, but that just gives your tummy more time to feel full.
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