Do you find it difficult to stop eating even when you are full? You eat because you love to not because you are hungry. Sometimes, it is a mindless act or habit. You keep eating with no clue of when to stop. You realize you have a problem when you notice weight gain. To break this habit, you need a lot of will power. You need to realize you have a problem and you are the only one that can help yourself. Here, we will list eight steps that can help in overcoming this challenge. They may appear hard but they are very possible.
- 1 1- Eat Mindfully :
- 2 2- Reduce The Quantity Of Food :
- 3 3- Choose Foods with more volume and less calories :
- 4 4- Move away from the food :
- 5 5- Think Before You Eat :
- 6 6- Plan to do something after a meal :
- 7 7- Do not eat while you are busy with something else :
- 8 8- Put a piece of mint candy in your mouth :
1- Eat Mindfully :
Make eating a conscious act. Learn to eat slowly and drink water between each bite. Count each spoonful and decide when you have had enough to eat. Mindless eating is one of the causes of weight gain. So, try to control it as much as you can. Remember it is easier to add weight than to shed weight. Have this at the back of your mind when the urge to overwhelms you.
2- Reduce The Quantity Of Food :
You can reduce the quantity of food serving by using a smaller plate. It might seem small at first but after a couple of spoonfuls, you begin to feel it is just the right size.
3- Choose Foods with more volume and less calories :
Avoid junk foods or reduce your intake before you become totally addicted. These foods barely satisfy you though they are rich in calories. Thereby, making you eat more and more until you derive satisfaction. If you continue with this eating habit, you need to understand that you are sowing seeds of obesity. You also need to understand that this lifestyle may cause a heart related ailment.
4- Move away from the food :
This is an effective way to stop eating when you are full. When you move to another location, you stop thinking of the food and move on to something else.
5- Think Before You Eat :
Before you but that food in your mouth, ask yourself why. Are you eating because you are idle with no plan of what to do? Are you eating because you are bored and there is no other way to entertain yourself? You are probably tired and mistake your tiredness for hunger? Think about these things and ask yourself if there is any need to eat when you are not really hungry. Try to find an interesting activity. Something that will take your mind of that really large chocolate bar or calorie packed soda in the fridge.
6- Plan to do something after a meal :
When you plan to do something after a meal, it is hard to stick around the kitchen after a meal. In this case, your attention is divided and you have to do whatever it is right away.
7- Do not eat while you are busy with something else :
Reading while you eat or watching TV while you eat will only make you overeat. It is hard to concentrate equally when you multi-task so you tend to concentrate more on the other activity while you shovel down spoonfuls of food down your throat mindlessly. You only realize the damage when your waist starts to look a tyre over time. So, the choice is yours- The food or the book? The food or TV?
8- Put a piece of mint candy in your mouth :
Mint has a refreshing taste and it suppresses appetite It calms your senses and you forget about food immediately.