1. Use a tall shot glass for your favorite dessert. Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too! Layer your cheesecake, parfait or ice cream sundae in a tall shot glass. Use a small spoon and savor every bite.
  2. Turn off the TV. When you’re distracted, by TV or computer screens, your body may not notice that you’ve eaten. Making it likely you will eat more than you and not satisfied so you’ll be snacking later.
  3. Slow down. Rather than inhaling your food, take mindful bites, savoring the flavors of what you’re eating. Put your fork down between bites. Take time to enjoy your food and you’ll likely eat less.
  4. Divide your plate. Half you plate should be filled with colorful vegetables, ¼ of your plate with whole grains and the other quarter, with lean protein.
  5. Make the healthier choice the easiest choice. Research by Brian Wansink shows that people who keep pre-cut vegetables readily available on their refrigerator shelves eat 230% more vegetables than if the veggies are in the vegetable drawer.

Leave a Reply