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Follow your bodies “satiety signals”– your body’s ability to gauge that you have eaten an appropriate amount.
1. Mindless or distracted eating (like standing/talking/AND eating or eating while driving) can make food-intake-memory fuzzy. This seems to override the effects of the body’s satiety signals.
2. In a 2006 study, when people ate what was named a “meal” they consumed less at the next meal than when the same amount of food was named a “snack.”
Take home points: Pay attention to your food during mealtime and consider it a “meal”, not a snack.
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