Here are 5 great tips for losing weight from Real Simple Magazine.
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1. Risk Public Embarrassment (I use this trick all the time 🙂
Tell everyone what you’re doing, and you’ll be less likely to slip up. Your pride will get the better of you and you’ll be encouraged to keep pursuing your goal. – Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician
2. Use the Restaurant Rule of Two
“Order any entrée you want when eating out, but stick to having only two other items total for the evening. – Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
3. Trick Yourself Into Eating Less
“Certain aromas—specifically banana, green apple, and peppermint—cause us to eat less by inducing sensory-specific satiety. Basically, your brain tells you to stop eating because the scent causes you to feel satisfied. – Alan Hirsch, M.D.
4. Avoid Multitasking During Meals
“Stay mindful of every bite and sip and cognizant of your level of fullness and satisfaction. Lose focus on your meal and you risk overeating. That means no talking on the phone, no watching TV, and no eating at the kitchen counter while cleaning up. – Bethany Thayer, registered dietician
5. Know When You’re at Your Weakest
Determine when you’re most likely to give in to temptation, then use the knowledge to your advantage. Send yourself an electronic reminder, or even have a family member or friend give you a call to help you stay on track – Lawrence Cheskin, M.D.