Here’s the honest truth you’d not like to hear. No matter how much you exercise, losing weight quickly, healthily, and efficiently is all about eating less and eating right. Here are 9 novel tricks that help you to eat less or eat right, almost effortless tricks to drop that dress size.
1. Use a Blue Plate
Few foods are blue in colour. So eating out of a blue plate can help you cleverly suppress your appetite and eat less.
2. Use Taller, Thinner Glasses
Trick yourself with the perception that you’re having a lot of your favorite drinks in your tall, thin glasses, where you are actually having lesser in terms of volume.
3. Use Smaller Bowls
It sounds too simple to be true, but it is! Use smaller bowls and plates to trick yourself into eating less and ensuring you maintain the right portion size.
4. Don’t Serve Food From the Table
Serve food away from the table. It stops you from continually digging in for seconds and also makes you go back and forth consciously if you wish to eat more.
5. Don’t Tidy Away Wrappers, Skewers, Bones, etc
Don’t clear cocktail sticks, wrappers and bones off your plate as you eat. Keeping them on the plate acts as a psychological brake on your eating.
6. Don’t Hold Your Glass As You Pour
Scientists say, you pour at least 12 percent more wine into your glass if you hold it, as opposed to when you pour wine into a glass that’s set on a table. Fill you glass on a table, and ensure that you finish it before you take refills.
7. Ditch Distracted And Emotional Eating
As my nutrition guru always says, keep that phone aside, put off that tv, set aside that book, and sit properly at a table when you eat. When you are emotional or distracted, you cannot listen to your body properly when it tells you that it is full.
8. Use Bigger Forks
A scientific study, published in the Journal of Consumer Research, revealed that people who ate with larger forks ate at least 10 percent lesser food than than did with a smaller fork.
9. Pick Solids Over Liquids
A study has revealed that eating a solid snack instead of having a drink an hour or so before your big meal makes you psychologically compensate for it by reducing your intake by a whopping 38%. It is believed that the additional chewing you require for eating solids affects your appetite in this manner.
You can try other tricks as well, such as photographing your meals, wearing a belt or string on your abdomen before you eat and choosing airier snacks, etc. The best thing that works though, is keeping your will power strong, your motivation for health and fitness high and staying conscious about your food choices. Nothing else works as well as that does.