4. Close your kitchen
“Setting boundaries around when you’re allowed to eat can help you stay focused on your goals,” Mangieri says. “For example, make a rule that your kitchen ‘closes’ at 7 p.m. so you’re not tempted to eat late at night.”
5. Sit at the end of the table
At family-style dinner parties or when dining out with a group, grab a seat at the end of the table. Sure, the middle might be where the action is, but it’s also where the appetizers, bread bowl, and main entrées are placed. Sitting on an end will make it tougher for you to mindlessly scoop seconds onto your plate.
6. Enjoy the smells
Before cutting into a New York strip or twirling your fork in linguini, pause and take a few good whiffs. Stop between bites to sniff your food some more. suggests smelling your favorite foods sends the same signals of pleasure and fullness to your brain as tasting them, potentially helping you eat less.