Techniques to prevent overeating and promote awareness part 1

Preventing overeating and promoting awareness around food intake are key components of mindful eating. Here are some techniques to help you achieve these goals:

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Use Smaller Plates and Bowls: – Downsizing your dishware can create the illusion of larger portions while naturally reducing the amount you eat.

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Practice Portion Control: – Measure or estimate appropriate portion sizes to avoid overeating. – Pay attention to recommended serving sizes on food labels.

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Eat Slowly: – Chew your food thoroughly and savor each bite. – Put your fork down between bites to slow the pace of your meal.

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Take Breaks Between Bites: – Pause briefly between bites to check in with your hunger and fullness cues. – This allows your body to signal when it's satisfied.

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Listen to Your Body: – Pay attention to physical hunger and fullness cues. – Stop eating when you feel satisfied, not overly full.

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Stay Hydrated: – Drink water throughout the day and before meals to help control hunger. – Thirst can sometimes be mistaken for hunger.

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Use Mindful Eating Apps: – There are apps designed to guide you through mindful eating practices, providing prompts and reminders to stay present during meals.

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