Portion Distortion

About 62% of people believe that when it comes to eating, the quality of food matters more than the quantity one eats when one is on a diet. New research on portion Distortion control proves that wrong. A recent study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition brought forth the fact that by shrinking the portions by 25% there is a loss of 250 calories per day in the women.

Women who took up the experiment lost weight by half a pound every week. An interesting fact, found at the research was that the women still felt full after their meals. If you are ready for the challenge, you can get started with a few simple changes in your lifestyle.

Most people tend to overeat the food of their liking such as meats, breads, sweets, pastas, and snacks. It may be the taste of the food, gorging while watching television or simply an old childhood habit that leads to overeating. What one can do is to strictly stick to the serving sizes recommended by your favorite food. For instance, you can reduce the amount of butter you apply to your bread to the size of a postage stamp and make your potato serving occupy as much space as occupied by the mouse of a computer.

If these quantities sound frustrating, you can choose to start slowly. When eating pasta or rice, leave out a few spoonfuls. While eating a sandwich just eat half of it rather than the whole thing. These minor changes will help you to cut calories while you enjoy eating almost anything you like, even chocolate cookies!

If you are exposed to the quantity of food that is larger than what you eat, you tend to eat more the trick is to see less in order to eat less. Keep away the rest of the food immediately after serving which will help you skip second helpings. Also, you can try eating your dinner on a small plate if you want to eat less. You can use a salad plate for this purpose. Creating after-meal rituals can also help. You can either chew sugarless gum or sip hot drinks like tea or coffee. This will fight the impulse to take a second helping or desserts.

Finally, if you cannot stop overeating consider the chances of it being a psychological problem for which you can seek medical help.


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