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Interesting Diet Tip: A Lil' Windex Will Do

Interesting Diet Tip: A Lil' Windex Will Do

OK, so I just got an email with one of the most interesting/offbeat diet tips I have ever heard so I just had to share it with you guys.

"Hey Fit! I just wanted to let you in on a little secret that I do so I stop eating when I am full, instead of just picking off my plate. I spray my plate and the extra food with Windex. I know it sounds weird, but it totally works for me!"

Yes, definitely sounds a bit weird (and reminds me of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), but sometimes you just have to do what works for you and if spraying toxic cleaner on your food keeps you from overeating then more power to you girl. Do you have an interesting/offbeat way to keep yourself from overeating? Then share them with us in the comments section below.

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bibiruby82 bibiruby82 9 years
I agree with Marynanabananas, especially since I do have an over-eating problem. Sometimes you have to go to extremes to control yourself. One of the things I do is wear a pair of snug fitting jeans, have a bottle of water ready in case I get the urge to have a soda, etc. I'm trying to cut back on the soda majorly. Only having one every other day(like monday, wednesday, friday) and I'm trying to work my way to having either one or none at all.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 10 years
I'm surprised at how many comments said things like "just learn portion control" or "don't put that much on your plate" but it's not that easy for some people. If you have a real over-eating problem, then it is quite difficult to just STOP over-eating. I've been paying careful attention to how much food I take in and attempting to practice portion control (which, for me, requires me to keep a food diary every single day of every thing that I eat) and I STILL have days where I feel like I can't control myself. Sometimes it takes doing something like this to control yourself. I've never used windex, but I have put soap on food like in Sex and the City (like a few people mentioned). I hard the hardest time controlling myself when I go out to eat...in which case I can't really start spraying windex over my food. To help with that, I stopped going out to eat.
almblack almblack 10 years
I put snacks like my organic tortilla chips and cereal on the very top shelf in my kitchen. Since I need a stool to reach the stuff, I usually change my mind begore getting up there.
Seraphim Seraphim 10 years
ummmmmm yeah
Vannuccia Vannuccia 10 years
I'm speechless, I really don't know what to say.....only in America :(
kins kins 10 years
totally agree with pixelhaze. being forced to clean my plate even though I was stuffed was exactly how I was raised and I still carry that with me now. Since we didn't eat out that much growing up there wasn't the option to doggy bag or save food (who knows why my parents didn't just let me put the rest of my dinner in the fridge for tomorrow) so of course this attitude carried over to dining out when I got older. Even though I try to be more conscious when I eat out, sometimes it's tough to bag your food. I always run into the situation where I'm full and I have extra food but it's worth it to bag because it's not enough for another meal. Then of course, I think about not wasting food and end up eating way more than is comfortable...
laurarose520 laurarose520 10 years
I usually do something like that with a lot of hot sauce or something else I wouldn't want to eat. There are situation where you have to stay at the table, so I do what I can to make it so I don't want the food. Windex seems a bit extreme, but to each his own.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 10 years
Has anyone tried just PUTTING A NAPKIN OVER YOUR FOOD??? Personally if i feel like im overeating i put a napkin over the plate and im done. Its so much easier to get up and walk away from the table if there is not some yummy food staring back at you.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
The whole concept of eatng all your food because there are so many people starving on the other side of the world is one thing that causes people to overeat. I knew a girl in college who would get so full on the huge american portions (she was filipina), but forced herself to eat everything because she felt guilty. It was something she had heard her parents tell her all her life. I think that's just as wasteful and the extra food is not exactly being put to good use. The people that are starving aren't going to benefit from you stuffing yourself silly. I never had that problem because I grew up hearing that gluttony is a sin, LOL. I don't think I would try this trick myself though, as I'm a fan of the doggy bag.
the-clam the-clam 10 years
Women are under intense pressure to be thin so it doesn't surprise me. This post is probably giving some girls the wrong idea, though. Speaking of learning self control - isn't that kind of what this is trying to accomplish in an extreme way? I can relate to the desperation even if I don't agree with the method.
marieessa marieessa 10 years
im glad someone agrees. this is so bizarre!
Brazilxoxo Brazilxoxo 10 years
I'm glad that works for her. Strong smells like that make my nose hurt so I couldn't do that but it's a good idea for those who can't find a way to stop when they get full.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 10 years
Sound like a cleaver idea; If it works for you, great!
sweet_potato sweet_potato 10 years
Nothing like making yourself and others around you breathe in the toxic fumes of windex after a meal. Good grief, this is rediculous...
xrockette19x xrockette19x 10 years
that is pretty gross, and I agree with the others, very wasteful! I will however, spill some of my water on my food so I stop eating it. I just graduated, and I the dining commons is terrible for me, I feel like I need to get everything that catches my eye! Of course, then I would sit there with my friends chatting, and end up picking at the tons of food in front of me and end up way over eating. The water would stop me from doing this (or pepper), but I still feel guilty about all the food I wasted.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 10 years
i don't know what i think about this idea....something about it seems not right
marieessa marieessa 10 years
Only an American woman would think of something so embarrassingly wasteful. Not only are you wasting food but you're putting toxic chemicals into the air, as well. Sure you might be eating less, but you're also, and the people around you, damaging every cell of your body. Learn some self-control.
krisroberg krisroberg 10 years
I'm pretty sure the makers of Windex would be unhappy with this use of their product.
love2camp love2camp 10 years
If you're eating out just pour salt all over your food. I read that in a magazine years ago, because some model said that it was her trick. It works too....who wants a mouth full of salty food...and it's much less toxic than WINDEX
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Like others have said--this whole Windex thing is incredibly wasteful. Just learn portion control, it will serve you better in the long run anyways. :OY:
kurniakasih kurniakasih 10 years
Whoa!! I agree with most of you that it's so unnecessary to spray with windex. I usually don't overeat when I'm eating out, but I suppose if I would, I'd probably get a doggie bag BEFORE the meal arrive so that I can put HALF of my plate in that bag. I can always give/donate that doggie bag away, or my son will eat it LOL in order for me not to be tempted afterward...no need to 'poison' food. Or the salt idea sounds awesome.
Black-Mamba Black-Mamba 10 years
I'm sorry, one more thing: In the post below, you're suggesting to not throw away old mats. Don't you think that this is kinda ironic?
Black-Mamba Black-Mamba 10 years
fluffyhelen, you're so right! Fit, I'm sorry, but this is insane. I can't believe that you are suggesting this. Firstly, think of all the people that don't have ANYTHING to eat! This is such an unappreciative waste of food! Secondly, like fluffyhelen said, this sounds like an advice given by ANA. Think of all the anorexic girls out there that are now spraying toxic cleaner on their dressing-less salads! Further, I'm not a nutritionist, but I don't think that the major problem of many overweight people is the amount of food they eat. Workout is the magic word. Windex on my FOOD?! I'm just shocked.
elizabeth0909 elizabeth0909 10 years
oSalt, yes. But Windex? That's the most insane thing I ever heard. If you're going to resort to that then you might as well throw your food on the floor. Just a civilized.
girlwonder76 girlwonder76 10 years
I know it's wasteful, but I too have dumped salt, ketchup, pepper, whatever is on the table on my food to stop myself from picking. Now, I try and just have someone clear it away ASAP or pack it up to take home later. Smaller servings at home are easier, but my eyes are still bigger than my stomach most of the time. What can I say? I'm a work in progress.
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