HOW TO KEEP YOUR HEALTHY EATING RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR
January 11, 2018
Starting out a new healthy eating plan for 2018? Stick to your plan and avoid overeating with these healthy, mindful eating tips from our dietitians.
Take your time
It takes 20 minutes for your brain to recognize fullness. Take smaller bites and chew your food longer to avoid eating quickly, which often leads to overeating.
Make the food a priority
Sit at a table, not in front of a screen. Have a meaningful conversation or eat in silence. Pay attention to the flavours and textures of the meal you are enjoying.
Plate your meal
Resist the urge to eat straight from the bag or the box and portion out your food. This visual of portion size will help prevent mindless eating and let you appreciate your meal.
You don’t need to join the clean plate club
If you feel full, you don’t need to finish everything on your plate. Consider using a smaller plate at mealtimes to help with portion control as well as reduce food waste. You can also save your leftovers for another meal.