Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Look Before You Eat


Often, the problem with snack attacks isn’t so much what you eat as how much. That’s because finger foods slip into your mouth without you ever really seeing them. Try a little Wimbledon-inspired self-defense:

Instead of plopping in front of the computer or TV with a supply of your favorite munchies, put it on a plate -- and then size up the amount as critically as you do your appearance in the morning. Why?

Plenty of studies show that the more food in front of you, the more you eat . . . not because you’re hungry, but because it’s there! So limit what’s there.

Use these mental images as your portion guide. They’ll help you maintain a constant desirable weight.

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