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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How To Avoid The Sneaky Things That Make Women Gain Weight

Watch out ladies! You may be gaining weight for reasons you don't even realize. Many people think eating is all about willpower, but it's not, says Brian Wansink, a food psychologist.
To begin with, you must avoid these unconscious triggers, and watch your weight improve.

What to look for in your kitchen:

Store high-calorie leftovers in opaque containers or put them behind fruit and veggies in the fridge. It has been found out that a person eats less of the food when it is tucked away in a drawer than when it is on their desks.

The more you buy, the more you'll eat. For a better choice, buy single-serving packages which help keep you from overdoing it.

Smelling food during cooking can actually make you more satisfied which lead you to eat less once your meal hits the table. But if you don't want to cook, at least put your frozen dinner in the oven instead of the microwave.

What to look out for at a restaurant:

If your bread basket comes with a butter, you'll likely to eat more than if it's served with olive oil.

Just remember; if you see food, you want to eat it. Try facing away and ask yourself; - "Am I really hungry?"

Avoid a big menu. The longer you eye the choices, the more you're likely to order and eat. Pick an entree' and put the menu down.

Using bigger utensils which are trendy nowadays can also make you eat more. People who eat with smaller spoons tend to feel more satisfied after one serving than those who use bigger silverware.
What to look out for at the grocery store:

Take note: when you're at a grocery store, less-healthy foods can be seen right at eye level. The healthiest foods are often stocked on the store's top shelves.

Beware of "end-of-aisle" displays. These "end cap" placements are paid for and often stocked with less-healthy items. They're highly visible so you'll more likely to buy these foods on impulse, whether you like what you see on the nutrition label or not.

The most nutrient-rich fresh foods and healthiest like fruits, veggies, dairy and meats are located at the inner aisles. The center aisles are mostly loaded with binge-worthy processed snacks and sweets.