7 Stupid-Simple Ways To Eat Less


It’s not easy being green, but it can be easy to be lean. Here’s how.


Grin yourself thin

To maintain a healthy weight, do something to make yourself smile. Scientists in Brazil say serotonin, the “happy hormone,” reduces appetite, and higher levels of it make you more likely to burn fat.


Crack some nuts

In an Eastern Illinois University study, people who were given shelled (that is, naked) pistachios ate 211 calories’ worth while those who had the in-shell variety (you crack ’em open) consumed only 125 calories in the same sitting.


Put a fork in it

Your non-dominant hand, that is. You’ll be more mindful of what you’re eating and probably end up consuming less. (Using chopsticks works, too, especially if you’re not a pro.) Just have plenty of napkins on hand.


Use a cheat plate

With the Portion Plate ( you see partitions for meat (a quarter of the plate), whole grains (another quarter), and fruits and vegetables (half the plate), along with pictures of foods in the proper serving sizes to guide you.


Add free range organic beef

Grill up a 100g buffalo steak every now and then. It has only 148 calories and 4g of fat. Plus, the 26g of lean protein in that steak can keep you satisfied enough to decline dessert.


Be an early bird

Late risers not only eat more calories (almost 200 more at dinner and another 375 after 8pm) but also eat more unhealthily than those who wake up around 8am, according to a Northwestern University study.


Eat with a woman

Men consume 37% less when they eat with a wife or girlfriend than when they dine out with their buddies, according to researchers at the State Univer sity of New York at Buffalo.



Words by Julie Stewart. Image from Stockexchange


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