Put your fork down between bites
It takes twenty minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it’s had enough, so if you eat slowly chances are you will consume less and see your belly shrink. A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found slow eaters took in 66 fewer calories per meal but compared to their fast-eating peers, they felt like they had eaten more. Though 66 calories might not sound like much, cutting that amount out of every meal adds up to a weight loss of more than twenty pounds a year! A simple trick to slow your pace: Place your fork down on the plate after each bite.