26 Ways to Trick Your Brain πŸ€” into Feeling Full 🍽 ...

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It’s important to listen to your body when eating.

One of the problems and ways we end up eating past the point of satiation is the delay in communication between our stomach and brain.

While the stomach is sending the message to the brain – which can take up to 20 minutes – we carry on eating.

Not good if you want to lose or maintain weight.

If you want to avoid that and if you want to send positive messages between brain and stomach even before you start eating, there are ways to trick your brain into feeling full.

1. Eat Breakfast

Eat Breakfast

Don’t skip it!

Give your metabolism a kick start and be sure to eat a protein packed breakfast.

2. Drink Water

Drink Water

Drink a glass of water before each meal and a total of 8 glasses a day

3. Chew Gum

Chew Gum

Chewing gum can make you feel like you’re eating food.

Make sure it’s sugar free!

4. Brush Your Teeth

Brush Your Teeth

Who feels like eating when they have a minty, fresh, clean mouth?

Clean your tongue too.

5. Have a Nap

Have a Nap

After a short sleep you will wake up energized and with less stomach acid, therefore should not feel hungry.

6. Avoid Food

Avoid Food

Not talking about not eating, but seeing food or smelling food can make you feel hungry even when you aren’t.

Stay away from places with food.

7. Graze

Graze

Eating small meals throughout the day keeps your metabolism high because there is always food in your stomach.

Eat 6 small meals rather than three bigger ones.

8. Eat Slowly

Eat Slowly

The slower you eat, the more time you allow for that important stomach to brain message to get itself heard.

Chew every mouthful.

Savor your food, experience all the different flavors.2

9. Drop Your Fork

Drop Your Fork

Put your fork down between bites.

This deliberate action will naturally slow down the eating process a la #8.

You could also take a sip of water before you pick up your fork each time.

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