Humans aren’t great with self-control, especially when it comes to food. This is exactly why most Egyptians are overweight. However, there are always tricks to help you resist that extra bite. Here are 5 that will work like magic!
1. Use small plates and bowls:
A study published in January 2012 by the Journal of Consumer Research stated that people tend to serve themselves considerably less in small bowls than large bowls. The study explains that putting your food in smaller plates and getting up to put more makes you eventually eat less.
2. Don’t eat in front of the T.V. or laptop
We Egyptians love it, whether you’re watching your favorite show, or program, you will tend to eat more. If you’re at work, get away from your desk, and take that lunch break somewhere else — you deserve the break anyway.
3. Keep your food out of reach.
Imagine having a chocolate box on your desk the whole time, you will eventually eat more chocolate. Now let’s imagine this chocolate box is in the neighboring office, this will make you eventually get up to get a piece of chocolate. This is exactly why it would be ideal to keep your snacks out of reach and out of sight.
4. Eat slowly
Eating is all about pleasure. Even if you are hungry, eat slowly and enjoy every bite.. Try it, it really works.
5. Cut food up into smaller pieces.
Yes, this trick works! Cutting food into smaller pieces can trick our brains into thinking we’re eating more. Moreover, the more small pieces you eat the faster you get fuller, so yes, it is a great trick!