Determine if my selection has a healthy nutritional valve or worth me eating. If I choose an unhealthy item - it must be small portions and eaten on a rare occasion.
In addition, I drink atleast 8 ounces of water and wait 15 minutes prior to consuming the item. This triggers a reaction the brain that will signal you are eating which allows one to consume less of the item. Thus satisfaction is reached prior to over consuming the item.
Ask myself, What impact will the item have on my goals? Is it worth me indulging in the item?
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Chew a piece of sugarless gum right after a meal....particularly if you WANT more food. 10 minutes later, your mouth thinks it ate the food, your stomach caught up with the food you DID eat so you are full, and your teeth get a brisk cleaning.
anytime you feel like snacking....gum will help fake yourself into thinking you DID eat.
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