Find a new stress reliever
You might want to add a “mood” column to your food diary. One report found that only 10 percent of people consider mindset a barrier to weight-loss success, yet emotional eating is one of the biggest triggers for overeating. Pay attention to your mood when you’re reaching for a snack, suggests neuropsychologist Diane Robinson, PhD, program director of integrative medicine at Orlando Health. If you’re using food as a coping mechanism instead of to quash hunger, find a different outlet, like going for a walk or sipping some herbal tea. Try these other 50 ways to lose weight without a lick of exercise.
Switch your dishes
“Many times, we eat with our eyes more than our stomach,” says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of 2 Day Diabetes Diet and Walking Off The Weight For Dummies. “If you place a small portion on a large plate, you automatically assume the meal will be less satisfying. However, by placing food on a smaller plate, the plate looks filled which in turn allows you to feel more satisfied.” A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that eating food from a plate with a wide colored rim may trick your brain into thinking your meal is about 3 percent larger than it actually is. If you are watching what you eat, try the healthy diet plan nutritionists use to lose weight.