The weirdest trick to get you to start eating less!


Portion control is the single best way you can revamp your diet without missing out on the foods you love. Portion control can not only help you lose weight, but it will give you more energy and keep you from feeling overly full and bloated after eating. However, it’s not so easy to do in today’s world. Restaurants will typically give you a double or triple portion on one plate, and it’s tempting to eat it all until you’re just stuffed. If you’re used to eating large portions, starting out controlling how much you eat can be really difficult.

Not to worry – there is one simple trick to start eating less TODAY, and although it’s a little weird, it works!

What is the trick?

Brush your teeth after you eat the portion you’ve designated for yourself!

It’s not a fool proof method by any means. There’s nothing truly stopping you from eating a piece of chocolate pie or the rest of the fried chicken in the refrigerator after you brush your teeth. However, following a good brushing (and mouthwash!), food tastes less appetizing. Your teeth feel clean and your breath tastes fresh, and the idea of eating again just won’t appeal to you as much.

Decide how much you want to eat and once you’re finished, make a beeline to the bathroom or even the kitchen sink to get your brush on. If you’re going out to eat, bring your toothbrush and a travel size tube of toothpaste with you. You will likely not have to do this forever – once you get used to eating smaller portions, your body will become satisfied with that amount. But it’s an excellent tool to keep in your arsenal for when you’re really tempted to eat something you shouldn’t. If you are, just brush your teeth! That cheesecake isn’t going to taste as good after a big swish of mouthwash.

Not to mention that your teeth will be fabulously clean and you’ll have a gorgeous bright, white smile to show for it. That, and you’ll never have to worry about onion breath after you chow down. 

Committed to your success,

Stacy Papakostas

NYC Adventure Boot Camp for Women

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