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Eat Less Without Noticing

By Sara Butler

What you eat is really important for your health. And if you're trying to reach and maintain a healthy weight, then what you eat as well as how much of it also has an impact on your goals. After all, even healthy foods can derail your health goals if you eat too much of them. If you're trying to reach or maintain a healthy weight you have to pay attention to how much you're eating. Here are some simple tips you can use to eat less without noticing you're even doing it!

Downsize Your Dinnerware

Many people struggle eating everything on their plate and do it even when they're already feeling full. You can trick your mind and keep your stomach satisfied by downsizing the plates you eat off of. Using a salad plate instead of a dinner plate can help you feel like you're eating a lot when, in reality, you're probably eating less than you would from a full-size plate.

Serve Less

Making a small change to how much food you serve yourself can make a big difference. Pick a number such as 10 or even 20 and then subtract it from the amount of food you eat. So, instead of serving yourself two cups of potato soup, serve yourself about a half of a cup (or about 20 percent) less than that. It's such a small amount you probably won't notice.

Make It a Tall

Just as with your plates, using taller but thinner glasses can make you feel as if you're getting more. Even if you use taller glasses that are the same width as the shorter ones, it still gives the impression that you're having more. If you choose to drink some liquid calories, then this strategy can help you reduce the overall number of calories you drink per day.

Have a Protein-Packed Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and adding a punch of protein to that meal makes it even better. Researchers have found that those who eat a protein-filled breakfast go on to eat less throughout the day. So, if you're having breakfast but it consists of a sugar-laden muffin, then rethink it. Have eggs or a smoothie instead.

If you need more guidance to help you eat less and get healthy, talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lake Forest, Calif.

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