Taking time over each meal will raise your awareness of what you’re eating and why and make sticking to a diet easier, says John Berardi
Dr John Berardi is a nutrition and exercise coach, sport scientist, author, and a founder of Precision Nutrition. He is based in Toronto, Canada.
Don’t eat when stressed
There’s a lot of speculation and discussion right now on whether eating when in a stressed state has a negative effect on how your body digests and absorbs nutrients. We don’t know for sure, but I imagine that it does have some sort of impact.
Take your time
Start to treat meal times as not just as the chance to refuel but as an opportunity to be aware of the food on your plate and to be present in the moment. This will increase your attention and awareness of what you are eating and why you are eating it.
Make better decisions
Meta-analysis on weight loss on diets with different macronutrient ratios has shown that the biggest factor linked wth success is compliance. So the more you are aware of what you are eating, the better decisions you will make about food.