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January 9, 2014

10 strange ways to stop you from overeating

3. Use tall glasses instead of short fat ones (ok, that's just physics, but good point.)

4. Place mirrors in your kitchen and fridge door (shame yourself, clever.)

5. Chew fruit-flavored gum when you feel hungry (mint flavor is not as good.) @ Sploid

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 9, 2014 12:38 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Another suggestion: instead of focusing on eating LESS, focus on eating the RIGHT stuff.
I know, I know...I tried for YEARS and never had success. Always felt humgry, needed to nibble.

READ: "The Fast Metabolism Diet" by Haylee Pomroy.
AMAZING. Lost weight, improved cholesterol, blood pressure and sucrose numbers.

It's about jerking oyur system around...a few days emphasizing grains, a few days emphasizing protein, a few emphasizing a little of everything.

Posted by: Kauf Buch at January 9, 2014 3:04 PM

There's no one solution for everyone. Each person has foods the crave not in terms of actual food items but certain chemicals and structure in them. Some crave fatty foods, some crave sweet foods, some crave salty foods, etc. Those cravings aren't on the level of thought or emotion, but at a biological level. Your body wants this sort of food, its happier when it gets them, and misses them when it doesn't.

So when you eat, if you don't get this basic body urge met - celery instead of gravy, for instance - you still feel not hungry, but lacking, and your brain interprets this as hunger.

So x diet may work wonders for one person but be useless for another. And 90% of it is mental, ignoring that signal that says hungry when you're really not.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 10, 2014 11:04 AM

"3. Use tall glasses instead of short fat ones (ok, that's just physics, but good point.)"

But what if I only wear glasses for reading?

Posted by: largebill at January 12, 2014 12:10 PM

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