1. Dim the lights – A new study from Cornell University says the secret to eating less–and feeling more satisfied about what you do eat–could be this simple. Try having a candlelit dinner some night.
2. Don’t tell yourself you can’t eat. Use the word don’t instead reminding yourself you “don’t” eat certain foods helps steer your willpower towards a healthier lifestyle.
3. Wet your whistle – You’re more likely to crave veggies than greasy french fries, if you pair a meal with water instead of other beverages. Researchers have found that adults that drink water went more towards the veggies.
So pour yourself a tall glass of what and see what it does for you when you eat.
4. Look forward to eating – Researcher say that when you think of eating all day, there is a hormone that actually lowers your appetite.
5. Think thin – The more you tell yourself you’re “chubby” or “fat” decreases your odds of hitting your goal weight. Stay positive and you will get there.
6. Stop looking for sugar – When you see an ad or a commercial with sugar candies and what not look away! When you see those ads there is a part of the brain that is triggered to be rewarded.
7. Get plenty of sleep – getting less than 6 ½ hours of sleep a night can lead to consuming as many as 500 excess calories in a day.
8. Grab a drink – A British study found that people consumed 60 percent more alcohol, sugary sodas, and juices if the glass they drank from was curvy, rather than a straight tumbler. The researchers speculate that people drink faster from the curvy glasses because it’s harder to tell when you’re at the halfway point, so you reach for another drink sooner and end up consuming more.