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Savour every bite
Eating meals more mindfully can make a huge difference to your health. “If you’re not paying attention to your food, your brain doesn’t realize that it has eaten and will want to eat more later,” says Rachel Caven. When you sit down for a meal with a proper plate (as opposed to Tupperware!) and cutlery, it changes what you eat, how much you eat and when you eat, adds registered dietitian Mary Bamford. You’ll eat less food more slowly and will actually enjoy the experience. And make a habit of eating with your eyes up, she adds, which prevents you from scarfing down what’s in your mouth in order to get to the next bite, which is what happens when you’re looking down at your plate.