How to Eat When You’re Hungry and Stop When You’re Full

Lisa Patulny

If you’ve discovered the secret to flawless self-control, this post isn’t for you. For anyone else, like those who occasionally succumbs to a food binge so enormous it leaves you in a digestion-induced coma-like state, this might be the day you discover how to finally nail a healthy approach to eating.

According to dietician Susie Burrell in an article for SMH Life&Style the reason diet programs so often fail is that they don’t address a very simple concept—your individual ability to say “no” aka self-regulation. Burrell believes this seemingly small factor can make a very big impact when it comes to weight loss... and we agree. (We can't be the only ones who've unwittingly sabotaged our own healthy eating plans with an all-night pizza party.) “If we could all simply eat when we were hungry and stop when we were full, few of us would be overweight,” explains Burrell. The good news: If your self-regulation could use a little work, there are tips and tricks you can use to develop this skill.

Keep reading for Burrell’s top tips on learning how to eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full.

 

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