Adding extra calories to your meals can sneak in by the way you serve them. If you serve family- style meals, you are more likely to take 2nd (or 3rd) helpings, maybe only small spoonfuls at a time. If you place your serving on your plate in the kitchen before you sit down (and don’t go back for extras), you’ll consume less food. But, keep the salad on the table for extra servings, just be mindful of the dressing
Some interesting facts that may help you to eat less, from the research of Dr. Brian Wansink from Cornell University Food and Brand Lab. Bright lights boost your appetite, causing you to eat more quickly, not registering fullness and therefore causing intake of larger portions. Some suggestions are dimmer switch that you can turn down during meals, or my favorite, eat by candlelight.
Green tea is a great way to start your day on a cool morning, adding healthy antioxidants called catechins. A study at Purdue University indicates that adding citrus juice, such as lemon or orange juice to green tea, increases the absorption of the catechins by up to 80%. The health benefits of green tea have just been boosted!