Changing just a few of your eating habits can help you lose weight without resorting to the four letter D**t word. All it takes is just a few moments.

Are you eating more than you think without even realising it?

Mindless eating is snacking while you are distracted doing something else such as watching television; driving; at your desk; surfing the net, or occupied with your smartphone.

Liz Hogon and I have found that many of our weight-loss clients share a similar trait of eating their food while engaged in other activities.

So, if you are not sure why your clothes are feeling tighter follow these simple guidelines.

Turnoff, or move away from electronic devices to focus on what you are eating.

Keep meals simple. More choice equals eating more.

Put the portion you intend to eat on a plate. It’s easy to overeat from a packet, or carton when seeing only one biscuit at a time.

‘Mouth full, hands empty’ means put your cutlery down between mouthfuls to slow your eating.

Eat at regular meal times of two or three times per day. Mindless eaters never know whether they are hungry or full.

This is an extract from ‘7 Simple Steps to Stop Emotional Eating’ from Hammersmith Books, London co-written by Sally Baker and Liz Hogon.

Contact me if you already know that your eating feels out of control and you want some help in transforming your relationship with food you can book a 30-minute discovery call with me with the button at the top of the page.

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