3 Tricks to Curb Mindless Eating “Beati

3 Tricks to Curb Mindless Eating

“Beating yourself up for chowing down on a giant bagel in the breakroom? Don’t. It’s not all on you. “You take cues from your surroundings, and they often don’t work in your favor,” says Walter Willet, M.D., chair of the department of nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health and co-author of Thinfluence. How to fight back:

1. CLEAR THE CLUTTER:
Is your kitchen table a mess? Noshing at an untidy spot or, worse, while standing promotes overeating, Dr. Willet says. Designate a new area for odds and ends so you can enjoy your meal sans distractions.

2. HAVE AN EMERGENCY EXIT:
Before you hit your boss’s birthday party, rehearse a few lines in your head to avoid overdoing it on the cupcakes. It can be something as simple as “These are so tempting, but I had a big lunch.”

3. DON’T FACEBOOK WHEN YOU’RE HUNGRY:
Seeing a photo of you’re friend’s treats can lead you right to the fridge. So stay off social media when you haven’t eaten, or scroll your feed with a healthy snack in hand, Dr. Willet advises. ”

Source: Health Magazine July/August 2014 http://ow.ly/i/6YpsB

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