Everyone knows the best part of a cinnamon roll is the delicious center, skip eating the drier outer edges and eat the center first. You will feel satisfied and eat less overall if you allow yourself to eat the best part first. You will find satisfaction sooner, causing you to eat less. Do not waste valuable stomach space on anything less than perfect. Indulge and eat the best part first; you will be happy you did.
Use the cinnamon roll rule every time you eat. Here’s an example, let’s say you made steamed vegetables and meatloaf for dinner. Don’t force down the vegetables first because you know they are the healthiest part of the meal. Rather make your first bite what looks the best to you. If the meatloaf looks and smells amazing or if you’ve been craving it, start with a bite of it first. Yes, we know that meatloaf is less healthy than vegetables, but it is all about getting in-tune with your body. The only way to get in-tune with your body is to eat what you’re craving.
I suggest eating bite by bite depending on what looks the best to you, switching it up, a bite of salad here, a piece of bread there, then maybe back to salad, then bite of chicken. You get the idea. Make each bite exactly what you want it to be.
If you’re concerned that your cravings are less than ideal, don’t worry they will get healthier in time. Don’t spend time beating yourself up about what you are craving, that will keep you where you are. If you eat a lot of fast food, you are going to crave fast food, no worries. Your body is going to crave what you have been putting into it. Going back to my food rules eat out less and add in fruit and vegetables at every meal. Say you are still eating fast food for lunch, bring an apple from home and eat it too. See blog post, What if I crave less healthy foods, to read more on the subject. By the way, I love to cut up an apple and put it in a baggie. I find a cut apple more appealing than a whole apple.