Knowing how to control your portions will help you keep the weight off for good. These tips will help you to trick your brain and eat less naturally without stressing out to try and reduce calories. These strategies have been used for years and work well without thinking about it
COLOR Use color to control food consumption. Most people eat less when the walls are painted blue. Blue helps suppress appetite and control portions. Avoid colors like yellow and red that encourage you to eat more. No wonder the most famous fast food is red and yellow
DRINK WATER -. . Drink water or tea before a meal to help you feel full. A full stomach will help you feel full and eat less during the meal
WAIT twenty minutes -. . Eat a healthy portion and then wait twenty minutes to feel full. If you continue to eat, you will not realize that you are full. It takes twenty minutes for your brain to realize that your stomach is full
BRIGHT LIGHTS -. . Eat in a well-lit area with bright light. Do not eat under candle light if you try to control your portions or eat less. You will eat more dim light than in bright light
small plates -. . Eat off of small plates or out of small bowls or cups. You’ll serve yourself smaller and therefore eat less if you eat out of a small plate
tall glass -. . Drink out of a tall thin glass rather than a short fat glass. Studies have shown that people will earn more in a short fat glass and therefore drink more. It is good to drink more if you serve yourself water or green tea, but it is not good if it’s soda or beer that you serve yourself
FRUIT centerpiece. . Replaces flower centerpieces with bowls of fruit. Flower fragrances stimulate more eating, while fruit scents will help you to suppress appetite and control parts
SMALL spoons -. . Server yourself and eat out of a small spoon. Studies have shown that you will make yourself less and eat less if you eat off of smaller spoons
serving -. . Serve yourself out of small serving dishes that are not clear glass. Studies have shown that people will make themselves more out of a big bowl clear glass. Once you have earned you more food, most likely you will eat it.
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