Health Tip: Eat Less

(HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have appreciated when you took a lot of food and left a clean plate, but experts say that's no way to maintain a healthy weight.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these suggestions to help prevent overeating:

  • Use small plates and glasses.

  • Take small bites and chew your food slowly, taking time to savor it.

  • Don't indulge in more than one helping.

  • Before you dig into your main course, fill yourself up with a green, leafy salad or some vegetable soup.

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