Enjoy Your Food, But Eat Less. Hunger is an important and natural signal that should not be ignored. The tips mentioned here are just a few simple ways to reduce your appetite and hunger between meals.

You can enjoy your meals while making small adjustments to the amounts of food on your plate.

Healthy meals start with more fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy.

Drink and eat less sodium, saturated fat, and added sugars.

Get to know the foods you eat. Use a smaller plate at meals to help with portion control. That way you can finish your entire plate and feel satisfied without overeating.

If you eat out, choose healthier options. Check and compare nutrition information about the foods you are eating.

Preparing food at home makes it easier to control what is in your meals.

Satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthy way. Indulge in a naturally sweet dessert dish — fruit! Serve a fresh fruit cocktail or a fruit parfait made with yogurt.

Choose more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or 1% milk and dairy products.

Cut back on foods high in solid fats, added sugars, and salt.

Drink water or other calorie-free beverages, 100% juice, or fat-free milk when you are thirsty.