We have all been there. Either at the movie theatre where we cannot stop eating buttered popcorn or at Olive Garden where we cannot stop eating the delish breadsticks. Mindless eating is a huge problem, and it is something that can be easily fixed. Mindless eating is when we are eating not because we're hungry but because we aren't paying attention and the food is right in front of us. This can really be an issue when you are trying to watch your weight/maintain your healthy lifestyle. Today I'm going to share with you a few tips that helped me stop mindless eating!
1. Use Smaller Plates. If we're being honest, smaller plates are great for so many things. Portion control, making your food look cuter on insta, ect. However, when you are using a smaller plate, you ARE going to eat less. This means that once your food is gone, you're done eating.
2. Cut Your Meal In Half. There is nothing wrong with Sunday family dinners, infact they are great for everyone involved. However, it is so easy to fill up your plate because your mind is always hungrier then your stomach. Fill up your (small) plate, then put half of it in the fridge. This will help you stop mindless eating once you're actually full. If you're still hungry after only eating half: go back and get a little more from the plate you set aside.
3. Just Eat. If you're having a mid morning snack or lunch at the office, be sure to be away from any distractions. It is so easy to eat while watching TV or on your iPhone, however when you're distracted, you're going to be eating SO much more. Cut out distractions and be conscious of what you're eating. And enjoy your food!!!
Let me know in the comments how YOU stop mindless eating.