Jan 26, 2018,

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Eating is voluntary, isn't it? Shouldn't we be able to stop ourselves when we've had enough? If only it were that easy. Unfortunately, when that dessert cart rolls around, "no" isn't on the list of options. This is what could be defined as compulsive eating. So what can we do to trick our minds that we're full and don't need to eat more? Read on.


1.Use blue plates.

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Believe it or not, the color of your dishes might make a difference in how much food you serve yourself. The more the food blends in with the plate color, the more chow you’re likely to take, research shows. So consider using plates in a different hue as a way to control overeating.

2.Drink plenty of water. When you stomach is full of water, it stops sending signals to your brain that it wants food. You'll feel fuller on absolutely zero calories. To top it off: Your metabolism gets a boost too.


3.Get some rest. Losing weight while you sleep sounds like a miracle, doesn't it? But recent research says there are definite connections. Two hormones, leptin and ghrelin, are controlled by sleep; those hormones help with appetite control. So don't feel guilty about squeezing in that nap -- you're just curbing your hunger!


4.Eat slowly. When you eat, you should be eating, not multi-tasking. You'll be able to concentrate on your food and actually taste the flavors. And eating slowly gives time for the digestive and hormonal processes to take place and your brain time to process the chemicals sent from your stomach saying you are, indeed, satisfied ..

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5.Use smaller bowls and plates.

The size of your dishes and utensils gives your brain cues about how much you’re “supposed” to eat -- and a bigger dish means more food.

If you wish to discuss any specific problem on emotional or stress eating, you can consult a dietician. CLICK HERE




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