I will start this with a Chinese / Japanese quote from Confucius:
“Hara Hachi Bu”
It translates as: Eat until you are eighty percent full.
It is a social code used a lot on the Japanese Island of Okinawa . If you don’t know Okinawa has the highest rate of centenarians on the planet, so they must have been doing something right.
And portion control using “Hara Hachi Bu” is one of them.
So having a mind towards not overeating could be using the mantra
“Eat until you are eighty percent full” before every single meal. So you prepare yourself.
Another tip is to reduce the size of your plates, bowls, cups and so on.
To slow down your eating, because sometimes what makes people overeat is the speed at which they eat, I recommend you chew your food until it is liquid before you swallow it.
The digestive process starts in the mouth, so chewing creates more surface for digestive juices and enzymes to break down your food properly.
Another tip is to use chopsticks, yes they are hard to use, and that is the whole point, they hold less food.
So are you ready to slow down and eat properly?
Go to your kitchen and look at the size of your bowls, plates, cups and so on.
If they are too big it is time to get some small ones!
For more tips, recipes, and exercises please get my books The Rawfit Diet and The Rawfit Diet Cookbook and my application a Million Workouts by Rawfit via my website www.rawfit.com.au