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7. Take out the TV

When food and family are your sole dining focus, you'll eat more mindfully—and reduce the chances of overeating. A study by nutrition researchers at the University of Rhode Island found that women who took small bites, put their utensils down, and chewed each mouthful thoroughly consumed 70 fewer calories than those who didn't. Pace yourself at all three meals a day, and you'll avoid consuming an extra 76,650 calories a year.
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