As I'm getting a few nutrition resources organised for myself to use I thought I would do a short (hopefully helpful) blog post with a few mental tricks that can be useful when being conscious of healthy eating. These are just a few suggestions that work for me so hopefully they work for you too.
-Have a big glass of water and wait 10 minutes before snacking. Your stomach can sometimes confuse thirst for hunger.
-Think before you eat. Are you actually hungry or are you bored, sad, angry etc.
-Don't eat in front of the television or computer screen. You aren't concentrating on how much you are eating or if you are feeling full.
-Take time to enjoy what you are eating.
-Before having a second helping wait 20 minutes and have a drink of water. Your brain needs time to register if you are actually still hungry.
- Have your fridge and cupboards stocked with healthy foods and make sure that they are the first thing you see when you open the door.
-Use a small plate because visually it looks like you are eating a lot more than you actually are. This can make you feel full sooner.
Let me know how you go with these tips.
Did they work for you?