Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Control what you eat- buy new crockery

Most of us want to eat healthy and remain healthy but what with all the stress at work and home, we barely can register what we have eaten!!

Here is a simple method for controlling what we eat: buy new plates.

Buy a smaller plate for regular food- Having small plates and bowls will be easier to fill up with less amount of food. The visual will send a signal to your brain that you have your share of full plate.

In the pic below, each person will see that his/her plate is full, even though the amount of food is actually different!

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Desserts are the most calorie dense items on the buffet table. Here again having really small bowls and spoons would be a better choice. It won't make you feel deprived, as a you had a full bowl and still managed to eat less. A totally win-win situation. Avoid second helpings.

Use tall thin glasses for calorie dense drink like milkshakes, Lassi (Sweet yogurt drink), packed juices (they have a high sugar content) and broad glasses for light drinks like lemonade.

Here is an example of how different amounts of food look on our plates.

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You can also visit this WebMD slideshow to know ways to eyeball for portion sizes.

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