Learn How to Eat Less Without Feeling Hungry

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Feb 16, 2015

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Losing weight does not mean that you have to starve yourself. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can eat lesser without feeling hungry.
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    The Inevitable!

    Losing weight directly means that you need to burn more calories than you consume, which indirectly means just one thing: controlling the portions. However, this does not mean that you have to eat less of everything. All you need to do is just consume lesser calories to reach the goal. So, here we give you easy ways to cut down on your portions and reduce fat without starving yourself.

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    H2O Always Comes to your Help

    Drink at least 16 ounces of water before you start your meal. When you have your stomach filled with water, it will naturally reduce the space for food and in turn help you prevent overeating.

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    Go for Form-fitting Clothes

    This does not mean that you have to fit into clothes that are too tight. But, wearing a dress which has a waistband or a jacket with buttons can help you slow down the hogging.

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    Fill in your Meals with Vegetables

    One of the easiest ways to reduce calorie intake is to fill your meals with vegetables. For example, you can add spinach to your sandwich or make your pasta filled with nutrients and fiber by adding spinach topping to it.

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    Take Care of your Dinnerware

    The colour of your plate can have a significant role to play in the amount of food you consume, says a Cornell University study. In this study, the researchers found that when the plate and food on it had a low colour contrast, people served themselves 22 percent more as compared with when there was a higher colour contrast.

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    Set the Proper Ambience

    If you increase your time of eating and enjoy your food, you will definitely consume lesser portions. Dim lights and relaxing music increase the time for your leisurely meal. Always chew slowly, put down the fork between bites and sip water to make your meal last longer.

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    Work Harder for your Food

    This is a smart way to reduce excessive food intake. Choose foods that require shelling, peeling or unwrapping like oranges and pistachios, which are healthier options.

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    Don’t Eat Directly from the Bag

    Sitting down with a full packet of chips leads to consumption of an unaccounted amount of calories. It was discovered by researchers from Cornell University in a study that people ate 50 percent more chips when they were not given any visual cues about the size of their portions.

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