No. Before you try to attack me, I'm not telling you to stop eating or to fat shame you. I'm simply reminding you that it takes time for our stomach to connect to our brain. What I mean by this is it's so easy to eat fast and over consume. Well, how do you stop overeating? How do you stop over consuming? Have no fear, I'm here.
1. Eat on a smaller plate. Yes, you read that right. Stop putting food on bigger plates, it's easy to pack the plate full of excess food we don't need to eat. Instead, choose a smaller plate. This will also make it easier on us because it looks like we are consuming more food than we actually are.
2. Put the fork down. What I mean is after a couple of bites put your fork down and slowly chew your food. Allow yourself to be full immersed in it's flavor. Really enjoy your experience before you pick up your fork again and dive in. I promise this will lead to a deeper connection with you and the food you are consuming.
3. Have a glass of water before your meal. I know. An old trick, but this works and studies show that drinking water right before a meal can reduce your caloric intake on average to 300 calories! Not to mention water is so good for you to boot!
Regardless of when your next meal is, remember that we all have a responsibility to enjoy our food. On a weight loss program we can eat anything we want, we just can't eat all of what we want. There has to be balance and control. Subscribe to my monthly newsletter as I will be going in to depth on how to stay in control and maintain proper portion control. Happy eating!