A balanced diet is crucial to healthy eating. Often weight gain and retention are caused by unhealthy eating habits. The nutrition tips may help you slowly change your eating habits. Diets often fail because they tend to be rigid and difficult to follow, particularly over time. For some the best approach may be to chip away at poor eating habits and replace them with healthier ones over time. This helps encourage the retention of new healthier habits.
Eating to Quickly
Before you can say pass the salt your plate is clean and youíre still hungry. Eating quickly is one of the main causes of overeating. Your body often does not have the time to tell you that youíre full before youíre on to the second plate. Eating slowly gives your brain more time to process whatís going on in your stomach and let you know itís full.
∑Take smaller bites
∑Chew slowly, take the time to savor the taste of your food
∑Make conversation but listen to your momís advice, donít chew with your mouth full.
∑Make sure you have time to eat. If you have to rush drink a glass of water after your meal, this will help you feel full and satiated
∑Observe good table manners, put down your knife and fork while chewing
∑If youíre eating with others, try to be the last one to finish. This will help you to pace yourself
American Dietetic Association - Nutrition Tips of the day