I leave off the bread at meals, and it leaves a few more calories available thru the day - so when I want a snack, I have a few calories to play with. It makes a big difference in my day! I eat a granola bar or extra fruit about 3 pm, and it holds me til dinner. That way, I don't overeat at dinner!
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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!
Leaving a little something on my plate helps me to get into the habit of not cleaning my plate and saves me a few calories too.
I discovered through discussions with my dietian that I am a member of the clean plate club. Without even realizing it I had developed a habit of always eating everything on my plate. Leaving a little something on every plate of food I eat helps me to try to recognize more when I am satisfied and
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