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Guilty of overeating? Here's how you can stop!

Dec 07, 2020 08:21 IST

Whether it's our favourite dessert, or a snack we love, sometimes saying 'no' is a struggle. We've all binge eaten, a habit that may pose health risks in the long run. Here are a few hacks that will help you regulate your appetite and prevent overeating.

1. Tackle the distractions first

Eating in front of the TV while watching a show or while working on the laptop may make you eat more. Studies conducted in the past have shown that distractions during a meal make people eat more calories in that meal. Instead, focus on your food while eating.

2. Ditch the containers

Whether its the tub of ice cream or the packet of chips, get rid of it! Consuming food portioned on to a plate or bowl may help control the number of calories consumed.

3. Load up on healthy food

Load up on fibre, like oats, fruits, beans and a few vegetables as they help you feel fuller for longer and keeps cravings at bay! Eating more regularly in the day can also help, as it reduces overall intake of food along with hunger pangs.

4. Use smaller plates

User smaller plates to trick your mind. A study by Cornell University claimed that reducing the plate size to half led to a 30% reduction in the amount of food consumed on an average.

5. Don't miss breakfast

You must have heard this often and the reasons are backed by science. A balanced breakfast every day will help control hunger and stop you from binging on unhealthy snacks until lunch.