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Ian Yip, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Clinical Professor at UCLA
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Healthy Tips
  1. Keep a food diary.
  2. (Sample Food Diary)
    o Writing down the foods you consume is likely to help you be more aware of the foods you eat, as well as the things that trigger your hunger. You are also less likely to eat more when you are writing things down.
    • Eat from sensible sized plates.
    • o Nowadays, the size of dinnerware is much greater than what it used to be. It is easier to eat sensible portions when they are plated on smaller dishes because the servings of the food may appear larger. The reasonable size of a dinner plate should be no greater than 8 inches in diameter.
      • Quantity versus quality.
      • o We believe there is no such thing as a "forbidden food". That being said, it is important to understand that limiting yourself to a single, small serving of your favorite food is the key to prevent overeating.
        • Stay hydrated.
        • o Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Staying hydrated will help prevent you from feeling lethargic. In fact, not drinking enough water may cause you to feel hungry, when you are really just dehydrated.
          • Place less focus on losing weight and more on being healthy.
          • o Patients are most successful in losing weight once they realize that eating healthy is more of a way of life than it is a diet. Eating sensible portions and exercising regularly will promote the most effective results.







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