Eat Until You're 80% Full to Prevent Overeating
We are not fans of the clean-plate club! Instead of putting down your fork when you've finished eating every last bite, eat slowly and pay close attention to how your belly feels. To prevent overeating, "eat until you are no longer hungry, not until you are full," Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute, told POPSUGAR in a previous interview.
When cooking meals at home, serve an appropriate portion on a plate, then put the rest in the fridge — not on the table in front of you, because you'll be more likely to go for seconds when you're not even hungry. It's also OK to leave some food on your plate if you're not hungry for it. Pack away the extras immediately so you're not tempted to grab bites just because it's in front of you. When eating at restaurants, try this tactic: ask for a to-go container as soon as your meal is served, and pack up half right away to save for tomorrow's lunch.