When trying to lose weight, reducing your portion sizes seems like a logical first step. But, a problem that emerges for many people is that, after doing this, they end up constantly feeling hungry. In this article, we will give show you some ways to cut your portion sizes and still feel full.
Eat More Protein
Research shows that eating protein will make you feel fuller more than eating fat or carbs. Make sure to include lean protein like chicken or turkey breast, eggs, and fish in your meals. Not only that, but protein also contains less calories per gram than fat.
Add Ginger to Your Meals
A study by the Columbia University of New York found that drinking ginger tea during breakfast reduced the feeling of hunger in 10 overweight men. Adding ginger to your meals or drinking ginger tea might be a good idea if you’re looking to lose weight.
Eat More Vegetables
Veggies contain a lot of fiber (and fiber can make you feel full) but they don’t contain many calories. Furthermore, research
shows that the size of portions can help enhance satiety, regardless of what food is on the plate.
Eat out of Smaller Plates
One of the more obvious ways to cut your portion sizes is by using smaller plate. It may seem strange, but people tend to fill 70 percent of their plates, regardless of its size. So, trick yourself and use a smaller plate to reduce portion sizes.
Drink More Water
If you want to eat less, drinking water before a meal could be a good idea. In one study, 24 overweight adults ate 13% less after drinking two glasses of water before their meal. More than that, water has zero calories, so it definitely better to drink water than sugary drinks during your meals.
So, there you go – five ways to cut down portion sizes without feeling hungry. Try some of these methods and you’ll likely be one step closer to shedding those pounds.