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Do You Eat Too Much? Try These Little Hacks!

By Genevieve Cunningham

As Americans, we often eat too much food. We've been conditioned. We've been trained. Our portions are too big, our meals too often, and our snacks too important. We just eat too much! While it's possible to overcome this bad habit, it's definitely something that takes work. Something that takes a little preparation and a lot of desire. So how do we get started? With some small, easy hacks! If you're trying to manage your eating habits, take a look at these tips to get you moving in the right direction today.

Use Smaller Plates

Sometimes eating too much isn't actually about pain we feel in our stomachs. It's in our minds. The key is to trick your mind into thinking you're eating more than you really are. How? Just use a smaller plate. You can pile up a smaller plate -- and it will still be less food than what would fit on a larger dish. This can help your eyes and stomach get on the same page, which will lead to consuming less food overall. 

Drink Water Before, During, and After

If the problem is actually in your stomach, fill your stomach up with something else -- like water! Drink a glass of water before you ever start your meal, sip throughout the meal, and then have another immediately following. If you try this, you'll quickly find that you're incredibly full! As a bonus, water is incredibly good for the body in other ways as well including aiding digestion, clearing the skin, improving focus, and speeding up the weight loss process. 

Ask for Help

Sometimes you just need help, and there's nothing wrong with that. If you're having serious problems eating less, consider asking your doctor or a healthcare professional. If it's more of a self-discipline problem, ask friends and family to hold you accountable. A little help might be all you need to get your diet and health moving in the right direction.

It's OK to overeat from time to time. We all do it! But if you're eating too much on a regular basis, it will be better for your health if you learn to cut back. Use these little hacks to get your consumption habits under control, and you'll be enjoying better health in no time at all. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.

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