TREAT SNACKS LIKE MEALS
Do you often eat on the run or snack your way through the day? If so, then you may not even register or remember what you’ve eaten, say scientists. In a study of 80 people, those who ate a pasta dish as a snack (eaten standing up from a plastic pot with a plastic fork) later went on to eat 50% more food than those who ate the dish as a meal (eaten seated at a table off a ceramic plate with a metal fork). So if you can retrain yourself to think of all food as a meal – even if it is a snack – then you’ll become more attuned to your hunger and fullness cues, and automatically eat less.
Treat each snack like a miniature meal