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10 Weird Tricks to Prevent Overeating

If you follow these 10 very simple tips, you can actually trick yourself into eating less. You won't believe all the easy ways you can convince your brain to make healthier choices!
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KHALIA2 3/16/2018 11:56:27 AM
These are great tips! Thank you so much! Report
SHADOWDRAGON19 1/3/2018 2:40:02 AM
great Information. Report
BEBAUGH1 12/29/2017 2:28:27 PM
I always use a salad plate. They other ideas are great too. Report
AJB121299 12/1/2017 2:36:33 PM
nice Report
SOLEMAN10 11/30/2017 6:47:40 AM
I will try all of these. Non-dominant hand and red plates are interesting ideas I would have never thought off. Report
DIANEDOESSMILES 7/28/2017 11:17:01 PM
I also switched years ago to smaller plates. In the 1970s all plate sizes were 9 inches, now? TWELVE-inch ones !! YO That's a LOT of space to pack it in !!

I also use a small glass bowl for cereal etc and I DO NOT over fill now. Just the serving size. I've found because I can see the milk I put in, I barely use any now!

I WILL try the using my left hand instead of my right. It'll help me to giggle my way thru and how can one go wrong? Report
HOPEOFHEAVEN 7/28/2017 11:20:17 AM
Eating on a smaller plate works. A few years ago I lost almost 60 lbs by eating whatever I wanted, but on saucer instead of a dinner plate and walking everyday. I ate a healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch, but at dinner I ate whatever I wanted. It really does trick your mind into thinking that you're eating a lot. I promise it works! Report
RAPUNZEL53 6/5/2017 5:05:18 AM
Thanks. Report
TBRYAN-LU 5/21/2017 2:40:13 PM
Who would think that changing the serving dish to red would keep you from over eating! Report
4LMHJCR 3/18/2017 6:01:59 PM
I have been using a smaller plate for years. It started because people would look at my plate and say I wasn't eating enough and keep asking if I wanted more. Having a smaller plate put a stop to that right away. I just got tired of people saying I didn't have enough food on my plate.
I never thought about eating with my other hand - lol, I measured out what 8 oz is and that is the glass I always use for my milk. Water I put into a large bottle and drink and refill multiple times each day :)
Interesting about the red plates! Report
CATLADY1955 2/6/2017 12:33:09 PM
I never thought about eating with the wrong hand, although I might be like VIVSUZI, I do lots of crafts and sit all day at a computer. I have never heard of the red plates either. Strange.... Report
BEAR0011 1/23/2017 11:50:45 PM
I am definitely going to try the smaller plate idea. I have heard that and we ended up buying smaller bowls, but need to do the smaller plates as well. Report
VIVASUZI 12/28/2016 11:23:26 PM
These might work for some but most of these won't work for me :-D i actually started eating with my left hand years ago as a means to give my right hand a break. All the crafts I do and computer work was just making my right hand have carpul tunnel a lot. Anyway now I eat with my left hand all the time and I can tell you it doesn't make me eat less :)

I find the only trick that really helps is to not have too much junk in the house. If the only choices are healthy foods, I'll definitely eat those way more. I have quite a bit of will power most days, but there are always some days where the treats are calling my name and having nothing in the house does help.

Another thing that helps is to drink lots of water. If i drink a ton of water and still feel hungry then maybe I am really actually hungry. Finally, going to bed instead of having a late night snack helps too. Often I feel hungry b/c I'm up too late and I just tell myself GO TO BED! and end up not eating. Report
FAT-DOG2 9/27/2016 6:15:58 AM
These tricks to the brain are brilliant absolutely going to try some of them,thanks Report
LOULOU1790 6/21/2016 3:44:49 PM
I have red dishes, so I'm going to try this. I never seen this one before. I hope everyone has a Terrific & Blessed Tuesday! Report