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Recently, you began eating healthier and exercising regularly in order to shed a few pounds. When you inform family members and friends you’re dieting, you sometimes get lighthearted responses. On more than one occasion, someone has told you he or she is on the “See Food Diet.” Simply stated, he or she sees food and eats it. While this popular proclamation is usually meant to be a joke, it may actually be truthful. A study conducted at Cornell University suggests women who leave fruit on their kitchen countertops weigh less than their peers who keep unhealthy foods such as sodas and prepackaged cereals in their kitchens. If you encounter difficulties resisting appetizing food, even when you’re not hungry, consider the following tips.

Rid Your Kitchen of Junk Food

You likely walk through your kitchen multiple times each day. If you’re desperately trying to lose weight, rid your countertops, refrigerator, and cupboards of junk food. Why torture yourself every time you enter your kitchen? Replace your calorie, fat, sugar, and sodium laden, favorite foods with real, healthy options such as:

  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Baby carrots
  • Celery
  • Hummus
  • Walnuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Plain Greek yogurt 

Invest In Smaller Plates

Do you have a portion problem? Trick yourself into eating less by investing in smaller plates. You’ll likely believe you’re eating a much larger portion of your favorite foods than you really are.

Purchase Larger Forks

While shopping for smaller plates, you might want to buy some larger forks. A study, published in the The Journal of Consumer Research suggests eating with a bigger fork causes you to consume less food. When eating with a small fork, you might not feel you’re making much progress toward your goal of satisfying your hunger. Therefore, you take more bites of your food.

Every day, most people are bombarded with images of waistline expanding foods. You see advertisements for junk food on billboards, on television, and on the internet. To prevent overeating, you must realize the mere sight of these tempting foods can eradicate your willpower. Thankfully, putting healthy foods in your sight-line can help you make better food choices. If you’re interested in discovering more weight loss tips, consider setting up a free appointment with a consultant at a Metabolic Research Center near you.

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