Trick Your Brain into Eating Less When You're Dining Out
We all know that restaurants tend to use more oils, fat and sugars in their food preparation. These seven lab-tested strategies for cutting back go beyond sharing entrées and skipping dessert.
By Jena Pincott
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Think About Yesterday's Hoagie
To reduce the amount you eat, use visual reminders of the day's previous meals—a photo snapped on your smartphone or even old food wrappers. These techniques foster awareness and attentiveness, according to University of Birmingham psychologists who found that when diners think about filling food eaten earlier, their appetite diminishes.
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.