How to Make the Most of Every Single Meal

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on April 20, 2017 · 0 comments

Don’t fast to feast later. This only results in more calories eaten.

Don’t skip breakfast. Not only will you have less energy to get through the morning but breakfast skippers eat more calories during the remainder of the day.

If you are really dying for a hamburger and fries at lunch order a kid’s meal – a more realistic portion size and you still get to indulge.

Limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink a day for women and 2 for men.

Love ice cream? Buy single-serve cups or pops. These limit you to a reasonable portion. It is far too easy to spoon out too much from a container even when you opt for a small dish.

Eat slowly. Enjoy the food and talk to the people you are eating with. Put down your fork between bites and don’t take another bite till your mouth is empty. Those who eat quickly eat more. It takes time for your brain to get the message your body has been fed.

Eat on plates not from packages. Nibbling chips from a bag or ice cream from the container is a recipe for overeating. Use a plate, serve out a portion and put the package away.

Don’t put serving dishes on the table. Getting up to take seconds requires more time and effort than reaching for a spoon. This simple tip creates a pause in the meal which might be just long enough to help you think about whether or not you are still hungry.

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