3 Super Easy Ways to Eat a Little Less Every Day
By Genevieve Cunningham
Losing weight is not an easy task for most people. It takes a good bit of self-discipline and a few changes to your normal habits. It's tough. But perhaps one of the hardest parts about losing weight is eating less food. We get so used to our diets! But if we want to be successful at weight loss, we often have to reduce our overall consumption. So how do we get started without depriving ourselves too much? If you're ready to eat a little less every day, take a look at these three super easy ways to eat a little less food every day.
Buy Smaller Dishes
The bigger the plate, the bigger the helping. Sounds crazy, but it's true. When we see a big plate, we have the urge to fill it up. Our eyes play tricks on us. If you want to eat less, use smaller dishes. Get a smaller plate and a smaller bowl. You'll fill it up, but it will actually be less food and fewer calories. This little trick makes eating less so much easier, and in the long run, it can help you lose weight and retrain your eyes and stomach to eat proper portions.
Start With Water
Before you ever eat any food, drink a glass of water. Not only will it help with digestion, but it will also fill your stomach and make you eat less overall. You simply won't feel as hungry. Plus, drinking more water helps with clearing your skin, hydrating your body, and keeping a clear mind. You really can't go wrong with more water, so start this habit right now.
The busier you are, the less time you have for boredom eating. Unfortunately, most of us are guilty of this. We don't have anything else to do, and we wind up opening and closing the refrigerator a million times until we finally sit down with a quick and easy snack. But if you keep your hands busy, there's less time for snacking. Your brain and your hands will be occupied, and snacking won't be the most important thing on the to-do list. If you don't have hobbies, get some. Stay active and busy, and losing weight will be so much easier.
It's not always easy to lose weight. It's a challenge. But it's a challenge that's worth it for your health. Use these tips to make the "eating less" process easier, and get your health back on track as soon as you can.
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