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2 Promotion Codes for Weight Watchers and 25 Tricks to Avoid Mindless Eating
Many people join Weight Watchers after the holidays. Here are two promotional offers you can use if you decide to get on it, too.
Weight Watchers Online Promo
If you want to do Weight Watchers from the comfort of your home, without attending meetings or going for weigh-ins, then sign up for the Online Plan. If you buy 3 months instead of 1, you save about $25.
Weight Watchers Monthly Pass Discount
The Monthly Pass is for attending the famous Weight Watchers Meetings in your area. Does meeting in person with like-minded people motivate you? Do you want to share your tips with others, or perhaps get inspired by successful WW members? Then you need to sign up for Meetings. You can save 30% on your Monthly Pass.
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25 Tricks to avoid Mindless Eating
Hedonic eating, or eating for pleasure rather than to satiate hunger, can derail your efforts on Weight Watchers. Try these tricks to curb mindless eating.
- Don’t clean your plate. Try always leaving a bite of food on your plate.
- Use the three-bite-rule. When sampling a food, try three bites and then reassess your hunger. The first few bites are always the best.
- If you’re not hungry but are eating anyway, state out loud, “I’m not hungry, but I’m going to eat this anyway.”
- Use the 20% rule. Add 20% more vegetables to your plate and take away 20% of the main dish.
- Eat slowly and take small bites. It takes 20 minutes for the brain to realize that the stomach is full.
- Eat with chopsticks.
- Use smaller plates. Smaller plates lead to eating less. A study by Brian Wansink and Koert van Ittersum showed that going from 12-inch to 10-inch plates led to a 22% decrease in caloric intake.
- Don’t eat at nice restaurants. It may seem counterintuitive, but low lights, soft music, and attentive servers are more likely to make you overeat.
- Avoid distractions. Eating while watching TV or reading a book will reduce your attentiveness to your body’s hunger cues.
- Put all of your food on your plate before you start eating.
- Eat smelly food. Foods with a strong smell may help with portion control. Vanilla, garlic, and blue cheese are all good examples.
- Eat with a larger fork. Eating with heavy silverware provides the illusion of eating more food than is actually consumed.
- Sleep more. Sleep deprivation can cause overeating.
- Keep junk food out of the front lines of your cabinet. Out of sight, out of mind.
- Eat using your non-dominant hand.
- Replace hedonic eating with an activity, such as knitting or calling a friend.
- Do not set meal times; instead, be guided by your hunger levels.
- Chew your food enough.
- Keep a drawer full of healthy snacks at your home and/or workplace. Having healthy snacks on hand can help you avoid the vending machine or takeout when hunger hits.
- Find ways to relax instead of food. Deep breathing is one simple way to help calm the mind.
- Don’t starve yourself. Going for long periods of time without eating may contribute to overeating.
- Keep a journal of the foods you are eating, and when, and how you felt about the meal.
- Sip black tea.
- Don’t go back for seconds.
- Eliminate processed foods from your home. Processed foods such as snack cakes, cookies, and ice cream are full of sugar and low on nutrition.