7 Simple Tricks to Prevent Overeating. Shine from YAHOO!
1. Take a Seat
Whenever you eat, sit at a table and use cutlery and a plate, rather than eat on the run, standing up, or at your desk. That way, the next time you eat you'll chow about 30 percent less, according to a recent study.
2. Sip Some Soup
Before digging into your entree, savor a bowl of soup. You'll likely consume 20 percent fewer calories over the course of the meal (a good tip to remember if you tend to overeat at restaurants).
3. Think Simple
Variety may be the spice of life, but it can ruin the best intentions when it comes to eating.
Bigger is not always better.
5. Hide It
It's true: When we see food, we eat it. A study of secretaries found that those with chocolate candies in clear containers on their desks ate almost twice as much as they did than when the candies were "hidden" in opaque containers.