Every day, most of us make hundreds of food-oriented decisions. Yet, we are aware of very few of them. The others take place in the subconscious mind, often resulting in what is called mindless eating, where you’re not really thinking about what you are putting into your body. This, naturally, has consequences.
Mindless eating causes you to under-eat or over-eat, although it is normally the latter. The result is usually weight gain, which not only affects how you look but also increases your risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.
Don’t eat mindlessly. Here are 13 ways to stop…
Use Smaller Dishes
We eat more than 90 percent of the food that we serve ourselves, studies have shown. Thus, if you reduce the quantity of food that you dish out, then you can consume considerably less calories.
One of the easiest ways to reduce the size of your portions is by using smaller plates. This can help you keep your weight in check, as large plates have a tendency to make normal portions look small.