What to do: The longer we chew, the more time there is for our brain to realize we are full. Dieticians say that 40 is the optimal number of chewing motions.
What happened: This is an old method, and my grandma told me about it. And it partly works. Of course, I didn’t manage to chew 40 times because after this there was no food left to chew, but I did end up eating less. Maybe I just got tired of chewing so much.
Our verdict: Works, to an extent.
Tip #14: Use a smaller plate.