- Be aware of the size and shape of containers. It’s the amount of food that counts.
- Use smaller plates and bowls. Empty plates and bowls, even those of a smaller size, cue some people to stop eating sooner.
- Read nutrition labels, paying closer attention to the serving size listed. Consider the facts; the calories are important.
- Look past the packaging. The wording on a food’s package or the language on a menu can influence us to actually like a food better, increasing the risk of overeating.
- Keep visual reminders of how much we are eating. Keep wrappers, empty containers, bones and other reminders of just how much is actually consumed at that meal.
- Try to control impulse purchasing. Try not to let the signs encourage us to purchase more than we need; keep a grocery list handy.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Posted by Anthony Sepe at 11:49 PM