In our society, Healthfoods is everywhere—the mall and gas station, the ballpark and drug store. Super-size meals in fast food restaurants are nearly too good a bargain to pass up, and servings in all but the most trendy restaurants are often enough to feed two. In the face of such plenty, it’s important to learn how to avoid overeating.
Here are seven strategies that can help defend against eating too much:
Stop before you are stuffed. Learn your body’s signals and practice stopping before you feel full.
Be selective. It’s easy to eat food just because it’s put in front of you. Be mindful of what you are eating, and make sure that you are choose what to eat
Beware of desserts. A single slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s Original Cheesecake pack
Select small portions. Portions in most restaurants are over-sized. If you are eating with someone else, try sharing an entrée, or order two appetizers instead of an entrée. If you’re eating alone, eat half and take the rest home for a new meal.
800 calories and an incredible 49 grams of fat (28 of them saturated, or 50 percent more than is the recommended maximum per day). Either share such a rich dessert several ways or skip it altogether and finish your meal with a piece of fruit or other lower calorie option.Slow down. Eating fast short-circuits the signals that your digestive system generates to signal that it’s getting full. Slowing down gives your stomach and intestines time to send these messages to your brain.
Spoil your appetite. Having a snack or starter before a meal can dull your hunger and help you eat less at the meal.
Be aware of why you are eating. Sometime we eat when we’re bored, anxious, or angry. Try not to soothe your negative feelings with food. big business with them in other ways—talking to friends, listening to music, taking a walk, meditating, or working—can help you relieve stress without gaining weight.