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Outsmart Your Eating Instincts

Outsmart Your Eating Instincts
The road to diet hell is paved with good intentions. Even if you’re committed to eating healthily, our minds are tricky little buggers that often derail our plans, without us even realizing it. The result is that people, in general, eat way more food than they think they do. Here are nine stealth-y tricks to take control of your mind-of-its-own appetite. QUIZ: Is Your Eating Influenced? Eat dinner on dessert plates. Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? RESEARCH: We Can't Stop Eating Drink from thin glasses. If a short, wide glass looks smaller than a tall, thin glass, don’t be fooled. MORE: The Dirty Truth About Water Eat at the dining room table. Prone to eating straight out of the container while standing at the kitchen counter? QUIZ: Measure Your Daily Diet Drink a glass of water before eating. Think you’re hungry? MORE: How Much Water Do You Really Need? Nix “family style” serving platters. MORE: When Everyone Around Is Overweight... Snack on pistachios. MORE: Snacking: Good or Bad? Read More

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