Here’s a really useful weight loss tip if many other things are failing for you and you need a clever technique that will work if you allow it to. This trick has nothing to do with snacking on high calorie rubbish in between meals, because if you’re really serious about losing weight, you’ll have given them up by now. Haven’t you?
This particular technique all comes down to the amount of food you eat at meal times and how to fool yourself into eating less. Not that you will be fooled into believing you are eating more than you really are. This works on a more subtle psychological level, which is why it works so well with so many people.
Here’s what you’ve been doing wrong:
When you prepare your meals, you naturally heap more food onto your plate than you actually need, but this has become a habit over a long time, so its one you are going to break. The other problem is that because you probably have also been conditioned to eat everything on your plate – and this will stem back to childhood – then you have been eating far too much but seeing it as “normal”.
Here’s how to fix it:
Next meal you make for yourself, instead of piling your usual helping of food onto the plate, just put a little over half. It may not look like much, but remember, you only think that because you’ve gotten used to seeing such a full plate. If the look of it places you into a state of mind that it really isn’t enough, then use a smaller plate!
Sit down with your meal and eat it – slowly! Don’t rush, don’t gobble it up, don’t try and force huge fork-fuls into your mouth. There are no prizes for finishing first and no one is going to steal it from you if you eat it slowly! So take your time, chew each smaller mouthful slowly and really take in the flavors in that mouthful!
When you’ve finished, clear your plate away and DO NOT go up for a second helping, even if you feel that you are not full. Here’s the trick:
Walk away from the meal for at least 20 minutes.
That’s it! 20 minutes away from the food is enough time for your digestive system to have gotten to work on the food and to work with what it has. Your appetite will have been satisfied in that time and 9 times out of 10, you won’t feel like you need to go back and eat any more. If you hit that one time out of 10 and really feel you should eat more, then sure! Go back and have another spoonful or two. But that’s all. Exercise a little self control here and you’ll find that as long as you’ve waited the full 20 minutes, then you’ll be satisfied with just a spoonful or two and you’ll feel full and content!
It doesn’t matter if this trick doesn’t work every time, because its not designed to. It’s designed to work MOST OF THE TIME and that’s enough to reduce your calorie intake enough to cause you to lose weight. Try it and see for yourself!