Want to know how the thin people do it? One major secret lies in portion control—devising ways to eat the right amount of food, no more, no less. Contrary to what many people think, using good portion control doesn’t mean you have to feel hungry all the time. Here are five tricks to get you feeling satisfied without taking in excess calories.
3. Slow down and enjoy your food. Many diet books point to the eating habits of Parisians, who tend to savor their food while enjoying conversation. When you eat slower, you give your stomach more time to tell the brain it’s full. No more guilty, self-reproachful eating—enjoy your meal!
5. Use sandwich bags and containers. Instead of eating out of the bag, box, bowl, or pot, go ahead and divvy up your food or leftovers into single servings using sandwich bags and/or containers. It will be quick and easy to grab, and you’ll be less susceptible to mindless eating.