Garnish, sprinkle and drizzle
Mindful eaters make their meals works of art, says Susan Albers, a clinical psychologist who specializes in eating issues at the Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center. Try adding a little parsley to your next serving of chicken, or try drizzling chocolate delicately across a small scoop of ice cream. “These tricks help make your portions look larger,” she says. “They also draw your attention back to your food. Even just the simple act of turning off the TV means you’ll end up eating 14 percent less.” The goal is to make it easier for you to focus on what you’re eating so you can truly savour every bite.