5 ways to eat less and feel full
The old adage, "your eyes are bigger than your stomach," comes from feeling really hungry and serving ourselves more than we need. During the day have fiber packed snacks, like an apple or pear and a handful of nuts or grains, like granola or trail mix. Fiber helps you stay full longer and not want large portions at meal times. Loading up on fiber for breakfast is a great way to stave off hunger for most of the day! Try Veestro's Oatmeal Breakfast Pie packed with fruit, fiber and flavor.3. Know Your BodyIn today's society, very few of us drink enough water, not diet soda, coffee, tea, flavored drinks or juice, plain water. Most people live at a certain level of dehydration and often confuse thirst for hunger! Any time you are thinking about food or sitting down to eat, drink a full 8 oz. glass of water first. This will keep you hydrated and curb your thirst so you can listen to your hunger.4. End Your MealWhen you feel full, don't continue to nibble! If you're out to dinner, have the server remove your plate. If you are at a dinner party, try to pace yourself with the slowest eater, take small breaks from eating or offer to help clean up when you feel full. The temptation to finish off bites while cleaning up is common, but allow yourself to wrap the leftovers or throw it away. Finally enjoy a cup of green tea or mint tea, to help release the hormones in your body that say you are full.5. Enjoy ItEating less isn't dieting; it's controlling how much you eat, but you may still be eating unhealthy foods. If weight loss is your goal, then just eating less junk is not going to help. This comes from eating better! You can still enjoy every bite, in fact, you should! By smelling your food, enjoying the presentation of your plate and savoring each bite as if you were a food critic, you will be more satisfied with less food and appreciate healthier food. If you are not convinced, try Veestro's 100% plant based, all natural meals delivered to you. Take pleasure in each bite, be full with less and reach your fitness goals.