- Drink a full glass of water
Often we think were hungry when were actually thirsty. Keeping hydrated at all times will prevent you from food binging. Drink a warm tall glass of lemon or calamansi water or even a green juice before a meal to stop you from eating until you’re too full. Skip sugary drinks as this will dehydrate you further.
- Brush your teeth after a meal
Oral cleansing especially tongue scraping will help stop cravings after a hearty meal. A cleared palate is less likely to want for more flavor.
- Use a smaller plate
You’re less likely to over indulge if you have a smaller plate and will have to go back to the buffet table for second-serving.
- Forgo the spoon
Stick to just using your fork and knife, this not only stops you from “spooning” mouthfulls, it also allows you to chew each bite better. Chewing 15-30 times breaks down food effectively which allows for optimal digestion and better nutrient absorption.
- Eat fruits before a meal
Eating fruits before instead of after a meal not just allows us to absorb the vitamins in them better but also is a very healthy whole way to hydrate and fill-up. This doesn’t mean you can finish a cake after a meal, instead, have tea or black coffee after as dessert.