Techniques to Avoid Overeating

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There are many strategies you can employ to take control of your eating behaviors. Below you'll find a list of tips that may be beneficial to you. If one strategy doesn't work that is fine just move on the next one. The more techniques you have at your disposal the greater your chances of success.

Plan meals and snacks in advance. Having an eating schedule prevents impulsive eating.
Focus on your food by eliminating all other activities while eating. Don't read, watch T.V., or talk on the phone.

Eat slowly. Savor every bite of food. Notice the flavor and texture as you taste the food.

Eat in one place in your home. This area of the house, such as your dining table, should only be used for eating. The idea is that you associate this location with eating and nothing else.

Don't clean your plate. Don't feel obligated to clean your plate when dining. Eat until you're almost full because it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to send signals to your brain that you're full.

Eat on smaller plates with smaller utensils. Downsizing your potions by using a smaller plates and utensils gives an illusion of eating more food.

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Eat slowly. Savor every bite of food. Notice the flavor and texture—really taste you food.

This is a good tip. Eating slowly makes you savor all the nutrients of the food signalling the brain it is already full. I will add up by putting some flower vase on the table which helps to divert your attention to the food and a good discussion is also a way to a relaxing meal.
 

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Someone told me about a show on tv called Ask the Doctor or something like that and the doctor suggested that one should drink a glass of water before every meal in order to lose weight. The rationale is that if you drink a glass of water, your stomach would be full and therefore you won't over-eat. I've tried this method but it doesn't seem to work. I guess I need to drink more water before every meal but drinking water is such a chore. It's difficult to gulp down something so tasteless as water. But it does make sense. Water has no calories so it won't add to your weight but it also doesn't contain any nutrients. However, the aim to drink water is not for the nutrient here but to fill the stomach so that one won't over-eat. This is one tip I've learned about how to avoid over-eating.
 

dsb3447

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Thank you for this list. I will try the eating at one location. You might also drinking a glass of water before, during and after the meal. That is part of the logic behind some of those diet bars like Full Bars.
 

karmaman

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When I feel hungry but I know that it's unlikely that I actually am, I go and drink at least 16 oz of water. Most of the time this makes the feeling go away. My body is always trying to make me eat when I'm really hungry.

I suffer from cravings sometimes that make it hard to eat well. When I really want a brownie it's hard to settle for a salad instead.
 

lovely5225

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I've tried all of those things listed above, the only one that works is using a smaller plate. I am a bad over eater..it's horrible. The only way I can really avoid over eating is to just tell myself "No"..and then go occupy myself with something else.
 

mika

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Eat only when I am hungry could also help me avoid over eating. And avoid preparing foods that you really like could be a trick too. :p
I am used of cleaning my plate cause I do not want wasting food so it would not work for me. But the small plate was proven working for me that is why I do have a small plate/bowl that I usually use when I eat. :D
 

roxanne_101

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These are good tips. It's very true that your brain takes a while to know when you're full. Eating fast might lead to overeating because your brain has not registered that your stomach is full yet. I think taking smaller bites also helps.
 

Sara Jones

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I eat alot if food is good. Thanks for sharing these tips. I will definitely follow these tips and will try to avoid overeating.
 

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Those are definitely helpful advice. But do you know the exact ways to protect yourself been overweight? All you need to take your breakfast regularly. It would help your to give your day a boost start.

Instated of taking meal three times a day, you can take small meal 5-6 time a day. It is proven method.
 
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