Hi, Dr. Kent Ferguson here (click to watch video). Do you commonly find yourself over-eating? Do you eat everything in sight before you know it? If so you are not alone. One of the most common dietary challenges my patients have is over-eating. In this video I will share with you 2 tips on how to prevent yourself from over-eating.
- FRESH FIBER FIRST
What does this mean? This means before you eat your intended meal, eat a piece fruit or a handful of veggies first. The fibres found in these foods help to make you feel full. So eating these foods before your intended meal may help you from going back for more 2nd or 3rd plates.
- GIVE YOURSELF 20 MINUTES
Why is it important to give yourself 20 minutes after you eat? Because it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to receive signals from your digestive tract that you have in fact eaten and eaten enough. If you still feel hungry after 20 minutes then you may in fact need more calories. Be mindful about how big that 2nd serving needs to be.
I’m Dr. Kent Ferguson; I hope you have found this video helpful. Please share this information with your family and friends. Check out our website @ www. ocwc.ca for more information about our clinic and services.