Another easy diet trick is to go for a walk after eating.
I try to eat small meals every 3 hours for many reasons:
- I can eat less while not feeling like I’m going hungry. (After all, I’m going to eat again in 3 hours — that’s soon!)
- I can maintain a constant flow of nutrients throughout the day and keep my insulin levels from fluctuating wildly. (Less “tired after eating” spells.)
- Smaller meals put less of a stress on the digestive system at any one time.
By going for a walk after eating (when possible), it gives me a chance to see if I’m actually still hungry or if my body figures out that I did eat enough.
For more on walking, see my post on starting your walking routine.