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  • Separate 'need' and 'want' to get a handle on portion control

  • Everyone knows that portion control is key to managing weight. The problem is that the mind deals better when things are added than when they're subtracted. Intellectually, you know that it is more healthful to eat reasonable portions. But emotionally, you still want the entire carton of ice cream, not just a scoop.
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  • Everyone knows that portion control is key to managing weight. The problem is that the mind deals better when things are added than when they're subtracted. Intellectually, you know that it is more healthful to eat reasonable portions. But emotionally, you still want the entire carton of ice cream, not just a scoop.
    When it comes to food, need and want are two separate issues. If the mind always told us to eat only what we need, few of us would be overweight.
    But life isn't that simple. Stress, habits, even how much you sleep can all have a lot to do with how much you eat.
    Let's take a closer look at each factor:
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