When it Comes to Eating Less – Size Does Matter
A new study from the University of Utah reported that the size of your fork can determine how much you eat at meal time. Unlike other studies that link food consumption to the size of your plate, this research shows that using a larger fork actually caused people to eat less.
So just how did they come up with their results? With the cooperation of a local Italian restaurant researchers distributed two sets of forks at meals served for lunch and dinner. One fork held 20 percent more food than a traditional restaurant fork and the other held 20 percent less.
Those who were given the larger fork left significantly less food on their plates when finished eating, 7.91 ounces compared to 4.43 ounces left by those eating with the smaller fork.
So what other quick tips can help you lose weight? Let’s take a quick look and see:
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Go light – Don’t deny yourself all the foods you love. Check out how to lighten recipes or opt for lower calorie options when it comes to your favorite foods. This helps you stick to a healthier eating plan longer.
Hydrate – Water helps keep you healthy but it also helps fill you up. Drinking a glass before you sit down for a meal prevents you from overeating and drinking water, or other low calorie drinks, at a party will help reduce your desire to graze on high fat, high calorie snacks.
Log everything – If you eat something, write it down. This gives you control over what you are eating and answers the question, “Why am I gaining weight if I am dieting?” Too many people cheat because they think no one is looking. Record your activity and exercise as well. This will give you something to feel good about in your logs.
Go for small meals throughout the day – This not only keeps you fuller to prevent binge eating but it kicks your metabolism into gear so that you burn fat and calories more efficiently.
Get rid of your fat clothes – If you have oversized clothes to fall back on in your closet it becomes too easy to put the pounds back on. No one wants to go out and buy a fat wardrobe so when you start feeling tight around the waist you know you need to get back on track.