During the festivities, we may be tempted to over-indulge in all the festive treats. Not to worry, we have some tips for you to avoid over-eating.
Eat slowly and enjoy!
This actually gives your "hunger sensors" time to inform your brain to switch off your hunger pangs. How slow? 20 minutes would be a good start. First, drink a whole glass of water before you start. Then take 10 breaths after you’ve swallowed each spoonful. Include soups for your dinner as a nice warm filler.
Don’t skip meals!
Maintain 3 regular meals a day rather than munching on a cookie or other treats all day. This will also ensure that you are not too hungry and won’t over-eat those delicious lemang and rending meals.
Small is good.
Take smaller servings of dishes that appeal to you. This is especially important at a buffet, where you may want to try everything.
Use a small plate.
Choose a dessert plate for your food. The appearance of a full plate, even if small, gives the mental impression you are eating more than you would if the plate were larger.