According to Mindless Eating, drinking a broth based soup, a small side salad with non-creamy dressing, or a piece of fruit helps reduce the amount of calories eaten during a meal. These items consist of either fiber or mostly water which helps your stomach detect that satiated feeling to prevent overeating.
In addition, it takes approximately 20 minutes for your stomach to signal that you are full. If you are shoveling food into your mouth quickly, only stopping when you get a signal from your stomach, you are bound to overeat. So the next time you sit down at the dinner table, try this trick to see if it will help prevent you from overeating.
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