7 easy tips to eat less

Eat less, but eat better

It’s not always easy to stick to a diet. Especially when the diet guidelines look accusingly at  you, annoying you and making you put all the weight back on a few months later. Don’t drastically change your meals, but instead follow these easy slimming tips. And don’t forget, we can never say it enough, to eat a balanced diet and do at least some exercise. Here are 7 secrets to help you eat less, but eat better.

1/ Drink a large glass of water before each meal

This will help prevent you from attacking what’s on your place with a ferocious appetite, gulping it all down too quickly.

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2/ Use smaller plates

And fill them up well, to give the impression that you have a feast in front of you!

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3/ Take the time to chew and to chat with others at the table

The slower you eat, the better it is for your digestion.

Screenshot: Friends, Marta Kauffman & David Crane

4/ Cut your food into small pieces

This will give the impression that you are eating a large quantity, and in addition, your meal will be easier to digest.

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5/ Put your fork on the table after every second mouthful

A tip that allows your stomach to ‘breathe’, and gives your body a chance to digest.

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6/ Brush your teeth just after the meal

To quell any urges to reach for the biscuit tin!

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

7/ Serve your food on a red plate

According to recent studies, the colour red has the power to temper the appetite. You don’t believe it? Change your dishes and see for yourself!

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