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Woman Loses Almost Half Her Body Weight With Three Simple Changes
2. She Controlled Food Portions
This doesn’t mean you have to starve — one of the great things about a high protein diet is that you feel full most of the time. But when you are hungry, you will simply distribute your food in a healthier way. This takes a bit of practice, but it’s mostly a matter of habit. For example:
- Limit yourself to three meals and two healthy snacks each day
- Eat slower to allow time for your brain to register that you are full
- Use smaller plates to trick your brain into thinking you are eating just as much as before. You might also want to try using blue plates and glasses as studies have shown that, for some unknown reason, people who eat off blue plates eat less. (This wasn’t a trick Amanda used, just a suggestion from us.)
- Share appetizers with friends rather than eat a full meal.
- Immediately ask for a doggie bag and cut your meal in half.
- Increase your servings of vegetables and fruits (not fruit juice, however)
- Read labels regarding serving sizes. Many cereal bowls hold two cups of cereal, but the manufacturer says that a 100 calories serving is only three-fourths of a cup.
Also, keep in mind that just because you are served a large portion does not mean you must eat it. Many of our mothers taught us to get the most for our money or that we should eat everything on our plate to not be “rude,” but those days have passed. Eating as much as we could was something we needed in 1915, but not in 2015.