Great tips to help you along your way with your weight loss journey.
You have probably heard many times about eating from a smaller plate and this is a brilliant way of cutting your portion size down.
All goes well until you make an amazingly delicious looking meal and there seems to be lots of it, and the large dinner plates surface again.
Depending on who is in your household will depend on how this works.
Well if you choose to go to a smaller plate size, ask your family if they want to too. If not, leave only the amount of larger plates for people who don’t want to participate then remove the others completely out of the house.
Put them in the garage, in the loft, completely out of sight, and you will find that in a few days your small plates become your normality. You will have developed a new habit.
Many people don’t want to throw away or waste any excess food because we have been told all our lives, from childhood, that wasting food is wrong.
Even if we don’t eat the food, it is not going to help people less fortunate than ourselves.
Most of us have a cupboard where we keep our stash of goodies, a cupboard where we go to if we want a reward or perhaps if we have had a bad day, to make us feel better!
What we are searching here is a feeling, so by changing the use of the goodie cupboard for something that gives us a good feeling – this could be anything you like – pampering products, art cupboard, hobby cupboard, so when you open that cupboard and see what’s inside, it can still give you that feeling of reward or comfort that you desire at that time…
Without the calories but still the goodie cupboard because it gives you good feelings when you open it.
As well as a small plate, shrink your cutlery. Swapping your normal fork for a smaller one will help you to eat slowly because you will be putting smaller amounts of food into your mouth.
If you think of your meal as a garden and your fork is a garden rake, if you had a large rake to rake your garden it would be raked in no time. But with a small rake it will take longer to do and you will stop when you have had enough.
And that’s what will help you lose weight… Stopping eating when you have had enough!! So, by now you have made your goal of losing weight easier.
Now you've adopted these practical tips, hypnotherapy can help further by Swapping negative habits for more positive ones and then really focussing on the new habits.
With the outcome being... making them a normal part of your life.
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