Now, limiting portions with a big appetite is not easy. After 1 wrap and a latte, I still have room for more (I'm used to having more!). Here are a few tips I've learned recently:
- Wear a belt - I know, it sounds silly, but having loose pants on puts you into comfy, watching-TV mode and it's harder to recognize when you're fill; on the other hand, when you wear a belt, you will feel that tightness around your waist when you've eaten your fill.
- Drink more water - Obvious, but often neglected habit. Frequently people mistake their thirst for hunger. Keep drinking the H2O to avoid that. Plus, it's great for the skin and your entire body!
- Eat slower - It takes time for your brain to recognize fullness: a good 15-20 minutes. Even if you down a full meal in 5 minutes, your brain might not receive the message until a little later. Eat a little slower, chew a little more, and this way, your brain and your stomach will be in better sync.
- Snack - Carry a banana and a small pack of nuts with you. Snacks will quell the sudden hunger pangs and protein-filled snacks will hold you over till your next meal. These 100-calorie nuts are awesome.