Tip 4
Yesterday, we talked about eating slowly. Easy to say but perhaps not so easy to do. So, here is today’s tip: fill you plate with some crunchy foods. They take longer to chew. Think about it for a moment. Chewing on a carrot takes a whole lot longer than wolfing down a chocolate truffle (as delicious as chocolate anything can be.) Chewing longer sends a signal to your brain that you are getting full. When you eat quickly and don’t chew, this signal is never sent. If the signal that you are full it not sent, it is like there is no OFF button. You keep eating until you are stuffed. So, bring on the salads, or have some crudite with a yogurt dip. Add some nuts to your favourite vegetables. This adds crunch, nutrients and of course great taste.