It’s Not You – It’s The World!
There are always distractions lurking around every corner, so I know I, personally, need any and every little trick there is that will keep me on board, focused, and losing weight.
You probably heard about the “blue plate” idea, it’s been on the news recently. They say if you eat off a blue plate (or any wacky color that does NOT match your food), than you see the food better, focus on it more, and feel satisfied by eating less.
Don’t use a white plate or green plate, the food blends in and you just eat and eat and eat. Seriously, how many foods are actually blue? It’s a good idea!
- Turn OFF the television! Just sit and focus on your meal, instead. Eat quietly, slowly, and chew and enjoy every bite. You wont go back for seconds this way!
- Smell your meal before you eat it! Really weird, right? I’ve already mentioned how sniffing peppermint will help you lose weight, and stop you from over-eating!
- Photog your food! Journaling is so 2011! Now, the hip and helpful thing to do is to snap a photo of your meal. They say “a photo is worth 1,000 words” and this is obviously true here, too.
- Brush your teeth! Obviously you should do this after every meal (and before bed, and when you wake up), but for most people, a mint or again, even the smell of mint, tells your brain that the meal is over. This tip is especially helpful for night time snackers!
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