This article was repurposed with permission from womenshealthmag.com.
You know the drill: Tell yourself to start dieting, and you immediately start pondering exactly how many doughnuts you can scarf down ASAP. But it doesn't have to be that way! Learn how to eat less with these easy five tricks from nutritionist Rania Batayneh, author of The One One One Diet.
Follow the "Half Now, Half Later" Rule
This is a very effective strategy that Batayneh uses with her clients. If you order a sandwich or pasta bowl for lunch and you see that the portion may be too large, enjoy half of it, and save the rest for later. Interestingly, a Food Quality and Preference study found that portion size didn't have a direct impact on a diner's level of satisfaction. Besides, you can always have the second half later in the day or for dinner.