The holidays are over but we're still in holiday eating mode. We are ready to slow down, eat some vegetables, and take a break from too much food. To that end these tips from a favorite blog, Casual Kitchen, might be helpful: Ten Strategies to Stop Mindless Eating.
Mindless eating is an enemy not just of healthy eating, but of great cooking. When you cook good-quality meat, vegetables, and fruit, you want to savor every bite. Mindless eating inhibits enjoyment and satisfaction.
These tips are very basic, but we found them to be excellent reminders. We especially liked the tip about how long it takes to feel full...
They say it takes about 10-20 minutes after becoming full to actually feel full. If you eat until you feel full at the table then you will feel noticeably overstuffed later. We are trying to remember this and push back a little sooner.
See the rest of the tips here: Ten Strategies to Stop Mindless Eating