To lose weight it is necessary to have a calorie deficit, that is, to consume fewer calories than we burn during the day. In many cases, to achieve this goal, it is necessary to reduce the amount of food we eat, but this is a difficult challenge.
So, to help you with this problem, we want to give you some tips so that you can reduce the size of your food plates to start losing weight. Let's get started!
Avoid eating from containers or packages
We tend to eat everything we put on our plate, no matter how full it is. This happens to all of us, and it is an instinct that is difficult to control if we do not have willpower.
For example, if we eat cookies inside a container or a package, it is difficult to stop eating. When this happens, we can't control the amount of food we eat, and we lose the opportunity to create a caloric deficit.
Serve food on smaller plates
Following the previous idea, it is possible to use this phenomenon in our favor. When we use small plates, our brain does not realize that the amount of food is reduced but rather interprets that we are consuming the same calories.
If we combine this with a balanced diet, you will be able to quickly reduce the calories you consume, and you will be able to lose weight faster. Remember to combine these techniques with some physical activity.
Eat slowly and without distractions
It has been shown that if you eat slowly, and chew your food correctly, your brain focuses all its energy to better digest the food, so that you can feel satisfied with your plate of food.
If you eat watching a video on your computer or phone or watching social networks, you run the risk of encouraging unconscious overconsumption. If you combine these three strategies, you will be able to see the results in a very short time.