5 Ways to Stop Overeating

Portion control

Our common conception of portions these days is terribly wrong. Did you know apiece of chicken is only supposed to be the size of a deck of cards or a piece of bread is only supposed to be the size of a cassette tape? Check what our portion sizes are supposed to be and get your body and mind acclimated to the smaller portion sizes.

Drink water!

According to the Mayo Clinic, men should have 13 cups a day and women should have nine cups of water a day. Sometimes when we are dehydrated, even slightly, our bodies give us the sensation that we are hungry when we really are thirsty. Also, drinking a glass of water before each meal is known to cut calories tremendously by giving us the feeling of fullness faster.

Don’t let yourself get too hungry

A lot of times when we let ourselves get too hungry. This leads us to diving in, eating fast, and eating a lot. Eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day as opposed to three big meals can easily prevent this. Also, keep small healthy snacks on hand!

Get an ab workout in!

Before you eat, workout your abs! This will make your core nice and tight which will give your stomach less room to expand while eating, giving you the fullness feeling faster. It doesn’t have to be anything too strenuous, you don’t even need to break a sweat.

Apple test

So are you bored or are you hungry? The game we tend to play quite often. When you start to reach for your favorite snack, ask yourself, “Would I still want to eat this if it were an apple?” If your answer is no, you’re probably not hungry.

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