Overeating? You’re probably not alone. Eating too much is something that affects many people trying to lose weight and whether you’re a mid morning snacker or a late night picker, you will probably find the habit hard to kick. Sometimes, food just tastes too good and in order to really whip yourself into shape, you have to take matters into your own hands. While following a balanced diet is always a good idea, these methods will help you to kick your overeating habit once and for all. It’s time to get that snacking under control!
- Chewing Gum
Not only a great way of freshening your breath, chewing gum can also help you to feel less hungry. Sound too good to be true? Believe it. The act of chewing gum might trick your brain into believing that it’s chowing down on a tasty treat, all without any extra calories. If you choose a sugar free variety you can do your teeth a little good and avoid piling on the pounds, too. Simple!
- Drinking Water
Are you really hungry or do you just need a little water? So often, your brain can misinterpret signals and when you think that you want to eat it could just be a sign that you need to sip on a little hunger. If you want to keep your hunger pangs at bay for longer, try sipping on a bottle of water throughout the day. You will feel fuller and more hydrated!
- Brush Your Teeth
Who knew that pearly white teeth could lead to eating less? It’s time to get your brush on. Brushing your teeth when you feel the first signs of hunger coming on can help to keep you feeling temporarily full and give you a mouth worth smiling about. Combining foods with the taste of toothpaste is never normally a pleasant experience, so you might be inclined to wait longer before you hit the snacks again.