Health Tips on How to Eat

Healthy Ways to Eat

  • Eat only at the table. Don't munch on the couch or at the kitchen counter.

  • Don't starve yourself. Skipping meals only tricks your body into thinking its survival is threatened, and it will hold onto its fat stores for dear life.

  • Eat slowly and chew each bite completely to decrease your appetite.

  • Eat three small meals and two snacks daily instead of two or three huge meals.

  • Don't eat anything for the last three or four hours of your day. Once you've had your dinner, be done for the night.

  • Don't eat anything unnecessary. You don't need "all the fixings".

  • Learn to control yourself at social affairs. Don't use them as an excuse to pig out. Be strong.

  • Serve yourself normal portions of food. Three ounces of meat or a half cup of rice are plenty in one meal.

  • Don't nibble on things throughout the day. Some titbits contain hundreds of calories.

  • Use a smaller plate than usual for dinner. You'll feel like you ate more than you actually did.

  • Don't work while eating. Separate all of your activities from your meals, so you can concentrate on what and how much you're eating.

  • Beware of the wall you may hit at 3:00 pm. Many people feel the urge for a caffeine or sugar lift at this time. Have some fruit or crackers on hand to combat this.

  • Don't eat a single bite while preparing meals. Chew gum, if it helps.

  • Never get seconds. Make a habit of stopping after one plate of food.

  • Put leftovers away immediately to avoid further grazing.

  • Read labels carefully. Some low fat items are very high in calories.

  • To slow yourself down, eat with the opposite hand you usually eat with.

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