Skip Nav
Running
Seeing 3 Men Carry a Fatigued Runner Across the Finish Line Will Give You All the Feels
Protein Balls
These Shimmering Unicorn Protein Balls Are Gonna Make Your Sweat Sparkle
Health and Wellness
12 Berry Smoothies to Sip For an Antioxidant Boost
Natural Skincare
These Natural Ingredients Will Save Your Sensitive Skin

Ways to Help Feel Full

4 Easy Tricks to Send the "I'm Full" Signal

Portion control is a key player when it comes to a balanced diet, but it can be hard to stop when your cravings are telling you to reach for seconds — or thirds. When you first begin to realize that you're full, these tricks to tell your mind that the meal is over.

  • Pick peppermint: A piece of hard candy, a mint, a mug of tea, or even mouthwash — after eating go for anything peppermint-flavoured to flood your senses and keep your instincts in check. As a natural appetite suppressant, peppermint will help you control your cravings and avoid postmeal munchies.

  • Get up and move: The best way to let your body know that it's time to stop eating? Switch locations. It's hard to keep eating if you're no longer near the food! Move from the kitchen to the living room and busy yourself with other tasks. Even better, consider going on a walk once mealtime is over.

  • Have a small taste of something sweet: Sometimes, just a spoonful of something sweet can curb the urge to keep eating while also signifying the end of a meal. Instead of reaching for a cookie, choose a healthy, water-based food that will help you feel full. Try a handful of berries, a serving of watermelon, or a spoonful of pomegranate seeds — the tart seeds pack major antioxidant punch, plus they're high in vitamin A, vitamin C, and fibre.

  • Make post-meal plans: If you have something to do after a meal, you'll find it easy to steer clear of unnecessary seconds and quit eating once you're satisfied. It doesn't need to be a major to-do, either — simply planning to call a friend or pack tomorrow's gym bag will help you stay focused and stop snacking.
Image Source: Shutterstock
Around The Web
More From POPSUGAR
Join The Conversation
What to Eat Before a Run
Healthy Lunch Recipes For a Month
Healthy Foods That You Eat Wrong
Quick Ways to Meal Prep
10 Reasons Lemon Juice Is Good For You
Prep Breakfast For a Week of Overnight Oats
What to Eat at Each Meal to Lose Weight
The Best Way to Prepare and Eat Tofu
How to Lose Weight For Good
Smoothie Tips: How to Save Time Making Smoothies

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Health & Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds