Quick Trick To Avoid Overeating.
My mom used to say that certain foods were ‘more-ish’.
More-ish: when eating a certain food makes you want MORE of it.
I don’t know if she invented that term - but, in my mind, she did - and so it stuck.
Haven’t we all experienced this concept in action?
For example - pretty much any kind of potato chip is more-ish.
It says right there in the ads, “Betcha can’t eat just one”.
They’re taunting you.
Other foods are more-ish, too.
I could go on - for quite a while!
How To Avoid Overeating ‘More-ish’ Foods.
This may sound annoyingly simple - and not that satisfying, but -
The best way to avoid overeating more-ish foods…..is not to start.
I know. It’s not what you want to hear.
But you also don’t want to feel like a slave to a stupid bowl of snack mix.
And you REALLY don’t want to feel gross and greasy after mindlessly devouring a whole bag of chips.
Know thy triggers.
Recognize a more-ish food.
Act in your own best interest.
I’m not talking about those foods that you can comfortably eat in moderation - like carrots and hummus.
I’m talkin’ about the foods that give you DRAMA.
If you KNOW that you will be rendered powerless if you have even one taste of a salt-and-vinegar potato chip, you have two options:
Eat the chips and accept the consequences.
Don’t eat the chips.
And if you hate both of those options, I would encourage you to give some extra thought to your short-term goals and your long-term vision for your health.
What matters to you most when you’re staring down a basket of fries?
There is no ‘right’ answer - but the question is out there, and the choice is yours!
To your health!