3. Drink plenty of water with meals. Drinking enough water is important primarily because your body needs to be hydrated in order to function properly. But a side effect of drinking water with meals is that it will prevent you from overeating. Water will help fill your stomach enough to avoid feeling ravenous at the dinner table.
4. Use a smaller plate. Have you ever noticed that people tend to fill their plates full, no matter the size of the plate? If the plate looks a little empty, we feel like we don’t have enough food. But maybe a large dinner plate completely full of food is too much? If you struggle with portion control, using a smaller plate can be a good way to feel like you have plenty of food while preventing you from overeating.