Here's a new diet that sounds pretty easy! You don't have to count calories but you DO count something else. Plus ways to "trick" yourself into eating less...
We're all about diets where you can eat chocolate cake all day and lose weight. This appears to be one of those diets.
On this diet, you don't count calories, you just count how many BITES of food you take...and you want to take exactly 100 bites in a day.
Researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina found men eat an average of 17 calories per bite and women eat an average of 11 calories per bite.
So at 100 bites, men would eat 1,700 calories and women would eat 1,100...those are low enough amounts to lose weight but high enough to keep your metabolism going.
You should also chew each bite 10 to 20 times, and avoid taking in calories you DON'T have to bite, like the calories in soda or milkshakes...or drinking gravy through a straw.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Here are four ways to trick yourself into eating less.
1. Don't let the foods on your plate touch. The idea here is that if you don't let them touch, you're forcing yourself to take smaller portions.
2. Eat with your other hand. Maybe you've heard that one before, but it works because when you eat with your non-dominant hand, it takes longer, which gives your body more time to feel full.
3. Don't use your cell phone while you're eating. Apparently you eat more when you're distracted by something. The same goes for watching TV.
4. Eat off a blue plate. Scientists aren't sure why, but for some reason it makes you eat less.