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MindTricks To Stop Overeating

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Overeating is the biggest culprit to unnecessary calorie intake, and ultimately, weight gain. I understand that the idea of simply eating less seems much easier said than done, but if you are serious about losing weight and achieving your greatest potential of health and fitness, eating proper portions is definitely doable…

Remember – I’ve been there before, and I know that you can do it just like I did.

One thing to remember is exactly what overeating is. It’s not like you’re still hungry and feel the need to eat more. It’s not like it makes you feel more satisfied, but rather it is likely to give you that awful “stuffed” feeling. It’s not like it does anything positive for you really…

All it does is add on additional weight to your waistline.

So get this..

It takes approximately 20 minutes for your brain to receive the signal from your stomach that you are full!  This means overeating isn’t always a conscious choice and can often times be the culprit of misunderstanding your body. These simple tricks will help you stop chowing down on unneeded calories.

Take a Sniffpeppermint

Believe it or not, your weight loss goals can benefit from simply smelling peppermint, vanilla, bananas and apples. These 4 items have been shown to trick your body into feeling full. So, light a candle or spray some of these scents to ensure that you only eat when your body actually needs to refuel.

With peppermint specifically, if you inhale a peppermint essential oil every other hour, you can lose up to 23 calories within 5 days. This was shown from a study conducted at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia.

Feel Full With Fat

There are two kinds of fat – ones that are healthy, and ones that aren’t. Unsaturated fats are the healthy kind that are found in items such as nuts, avocados and olive oil…avocado5

You do not want to eliminate all fats completely.

Although it may sound silly, foods with beneficial fats in them let your brain know that you are full. As a result, you don’t eat more than what you need to feel satisfied…

Healthy fats make you feel full. Bad fats make you add weight. Eliminate the unhealthy forms and focus on getting your daily dose of the good ones.

Hunger or Thirst?

When you are feeling hungry, you’re more than likely thirsty. So, always drink an abundance of water throughout the day, as well as before each meal. This will satisfy your hydration and will help you feel full faster, and you will only be eating to satisfy your hunger as opposed to your hunger and your thirst.

Creating the illusion that you’re eating more will also help you eat less. Use smaller plates so that you keep your portions under control. These tricks to stop overeating are so easy, and truly play with the idea of…

Mind over matter.

Do you have some tricks that I missed?  Please share them in the comments below.

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Written by Ingrid Macher

Certified Health Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Motivator - I have a passion for helping people change their lives. I started out helping my friends and now I give advice and tips to perfect strangers who have now become my friends. I love what I do and I wouldn’t change my life even if I could. This kind of happy is truly a gift and I’ll do whatever it takes to be able to give this gift to others.