Portion control can be tough. When something tastes so good, you just want to eat as much of it as you can. You may even think the rules of portion control shouldn't apply if your entire plate is full of nothing but healthy stuff, yet next time you eat something a little more indulgent, you put just as big a portion on your plate as before.
But if you're trying to lose weight, scientists say this is the way to go. A recent report by Cambridge academics suggests that by changing up your eating habits, you may be able to reduce your calorie intake by almost a tenth.
In the 387-page report, Cambridge Academics found that by reducing the size of a plate or bowl, food intake can be reduced 159 calories a day. Also found in the report are other methods to control how much you consume by tricking your brain and stomach into thinking you're full. These include making sure to drink one or two glasses of water before eating and packing your plate with vegetables.
Other methods include adding spices and flavours to your dishes to curb your hunger and allow you to feel fuller for longer, ensuring your snacks are healthy, like a handful of nuts instead of a bag of chips, and making sure to take time to enjoy every bite, rather than devouring and causing yourself to eat more food.
Do you find that portion control is a great way for you to keep your weight in check? What about adding spices to your meals?
Source: Daily Mail
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