Are you overwhelmed with the daily decisions you have to make? Maybe you thought that your food choices are the easiest decisions in your day, but according to recent research, on average, we actually make an average of 221 food-related decisions each day!
Brian Wansink, the author of the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think offers these tips on how to prevent overeating and make the decision making process a little less exhausting:
- Use smaller bowls.
- Avoid eating directly from the package.
- Bank your calories (e.g., skip the appetizer if you want to indulge in dessert).
- Dine next to the slowest eater at the table.
- Eat the foods you love but in smaller portions.
- Pick two of the following: appetizer, drink or dessert.
- Fill half your plate with vegetables, and the other half with protein and starch.
- Keep tempting treats out of sight.
- Sit at least an arm's length away from the buffet table or snack bowl.