1) Eat real food: Eating real food in small portions through out the day will definitely keep hunger at bay and this will do great things for your metabolism.
2) Get sufficient and adequate rest: Sleep is very important to our well being and this helps to check our stress levels and keep our hormones in check.
3) Try to control stress levels: Pick up a hobby, spend time with your loved ones or time alone relaxing. A good work life balance is one way to curb overeating.
4) Water: Drink a glass of water before eating and 1-2 glasses of water 20 minutes after eating. Better still drink some warm green tea.
5) Healthy snacks: If you find that you are still hungry after a meal, eat a salad or some fruits instead of reaching for more carbs or worst still a second helping. Always have healthy snacks within reach.
6) Brush your teeth or chew some minty gum after a meal: While this does wonders, for us in Nigeria (or those in diaspora who can find it) I would advice some bitter kola. Nothing like that tang of bitterness to reel your appetite back in check.
7) Exercise: We can’t emphasize the place of exercise in general health enough. Find something you love doing, be it yoga, walking or aerobics… 20 minutes of exercise a day can do wonders for your body.