The Little Things That Make a Big Difference’ is an article series outlining weight loss and diet interventions that may seem insignificant, but can make a huge difference to the success of your diet plan.

Question your habits

Losing weight is all about eating less food than you usually do. Why? Because your eating habits in the past have led you to become over weight and unhealthy.

But eating less is tough. Really tough.

Some of the things that makes it so tough are the habits we’ve been taught from an early age. Did your mom tell you to finish what was on your plate? Were you forced to eat ALL of the food at every meal whether you liked it or not?

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Teaching children to eat healthy vegetables even if they don’t particularly like them is a GOOD habit. This makes you into a responsible adult. BUT forcing kids to finish everything on their plates can end up being a very bad habit when we’re adults.

When we’re cooking and dishing up for ourselves, we tend to dish up large portions of all the things we like. We fill our plates, and we eat everything on them, just like we’ve been taught! BUT these are adult-sized plates, and if you really think about it, there’s a LOT more food on there than there ever was when you were a kid.

What you’re actually eating is about 3 helpings worth of food instead of one!

The solution to this is simple

Start serving your meals onto a side-plate instead of a dinner plate. You’ll still eat a full plate of food, but the quantity will be drastically reduced, and you’ll be doing something constructive towards losing weight.

You may also find that a few minutes after finishing your meal you feel full, but not “ugly full”. You’ll feel “just right”.

That’s a good thing.


Take a look at the articles below for more information on the little things that make a big difference to your weight-loss goals:


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