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Simple Strategies for How to Stop Overeating (Page 5)

Pictured Recipe: Baja Butternut Squash Soup

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Savor an appetizer. When participants drank a savory beverage 30 minutes before a meal, they ate less of high-fat savory foods, like potato chips and ham sandwiches, during the meal than when they started with a sweet or bland drink, in a study in the January 2012 Journal of Nutrition. Study co-author Graham Finlayson, Ph.D., says sweet foods encourage eating, while savory foods may suppress hunger or enhance feelings of satiety. For proactive portion control, start your meal with a savory beverage or soup.

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