Did you know studies show that more than 90 per cent of dieters regain all their weight within two years? According to US research, the very few who are successful in slimming down for good have something in common: they eat less. Here are some nifty ways to cut back

Diet tips - more is less!
The secret of successful slimming
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1. SLOW DOWN

If it’s common knowledge among healthies that it takes 20 minutes to realise you’re full, eating slowly is a simple way to eat less (by the time you’re halfway through your 40-minute dinner, maybe you won’t feel like finishing it off!).

2. MAKE SURE YOU’RE REALLY HUNGRY

When you’re rummaging through your pantry searching for your next snack hit, visualise a hearty meal, say, a juicy steak or a warm chicken salad. If the meal you visualised isn’t appetising (compared with the chocolate cake you’re after), then perhaps you’re not hungry – you could be thirsty, searching for comfort, or bored!

3. GO FOR A CHANGE IN SCENERY

Curb your cravings by heading outside – it’s that simple! Australian researchers have discovered visual distractions can help reduce cravings.

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