Although we won’t advocate the idea of eating pureed bananas with tiny spoons, we will explain why you should try to eat like a baby if you’re keen on dropping some unwanted weight. If those adorable little humans could talk, they’d probably share the following with us:
Eat like a baby for these reasons:
Eating slowly and savouring each bite is important
Take small bites of your food and chew a lot. Eating slower also helps you eat less. The more mindful you are when you’re eating, the less likely you’ll be to stuff your face when you’re already full.
Try new foods
Instead of ordering your usual greens, get the kale next time. When you experiment with new foods, you’re exposed to a more diverse mix of nutrients, antioxidants, and vitamins. The more variety in your diet, the better.
Try eating foods you can’t see or taste
If you’re not keen on certain ingredients, slip them into shakes. You can also eat some raw veggie bites with a side of creamy hummus. Make fruits and vegetables more convenient by keeping them on a counter where you can see them every day.
Push the plate away when you’re full
Before you reach for that second serving, give it 20 minutes to see if you’re still hungry or if the connection to your brain from your stomach just didn’t work fast enough. On a similar note, don’t eat something just because it’s lunch or dinner time. Eat only if you feel hungry. Kids know when they need to reach for food. Have you ever tried to get a toddler to eat just because it was 6 p.m.? If they’re not hungry, you’ll never be successful.
It’s fun to sit down at the big table
When you were a kid, it was super fun to eat with “grown-up” cutlery and use “big” plates. So why not do the same now? Get out your nice plates and silverware and maybe even some festive glasses. It’ll make the experience of eating much more enjoyable.
The baby food jar is just enough yumminess
This is something we can all learn when we eat like a baby: portion control is key. One good-sized handful of almonds is the ideal daily portion recommended b dieticians, which is also just about how much you can fit into a baby food jar.