5. The “bottomless plate” phenomenon
According to research, people tend to keep eating until their plate is empty, not until they feel full. The only way to solve this problem is to use smaller plates and eat mindfully. Keep watch over your sense of hunger, and try to ignore how much food remains on the table.
Alone, we eat 30% less than in the presence of another person. As for those situations when we share our dinner with 3 or 4 friends — such get-togethers make you consume 2 times more food than when you’re on your own. Conclusion? Try to eat your main meals alone, and limit yourself to snacks and drinks when in company.