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In order to keep your weight down and improve your health, you have to watch what you eat. But it's easier said than done -- who hasn't downed a bag of chips in a moment of weakness or boredom? Still, you can take control right now and put the brakes on overeating and impulse snacking, with these expert tips.
Instead of hurrying through your meal, take time to thoroughly chew your good. "It slows the eating process so that the stomach has the time, usually about 15-20 minutes, to register that it is full and send a signal to the brain that you should stop eating," explains Margaret Gore, M.D., author of Eating For Successful Fat Loss.