By COLlive reporter
Here’s how to avoid that extra calorie…
Richard Wiseman, Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, came up with 10 interesting tricks that can help you stop overeating.
As the Rambam writes in Mishne Torah, “Overeating is like poison to anyone’s body. It is the main source of all illness. Most illnesses which afflict a man are caused by harmful foods or by his filling his belly and overeating, even of healthful foods.”
The Rambam quoted Shlomo Hamelech that “Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue, guards his soul from distress” (Proverbs 21:23) and learns from those words that “guards his mouth” means from eating harmful food or eating his fill.
In Hilchos Deot (Chapter 3, Halacha 2), the Rambam writes: “One should not eat until his stomach is full. Rather, [he should stop when] he has eaten to close to three quarter’s of full satisfaction.”
Wiseman claims that simple changes in your eating habits –smaller plates, taller glasses and chewing gum– can make you downsize your portion size and leading you to each less.
He is the best-selling author of the popular psychology book Quirkology and is known for his critical examination and frequent debunking of unusual phenomena.
Here are Wiseman’s 10 tips that could help you cut down on unhealthy eating by a third: