1. Familiarize yourself with what you are eating. You are what you eat! Take time to learn where your food comes from. Buy foods that are locally grown, organic, and not GMO. 2. Slow Down. It takes approximately 20 minutes your body to realize what it consumed; eating more slowly will allow you to eat less over all. People also derive sensory satisfaction from food, so taking time to chew, smell, and appreciate what you eat will enhance the satisfaction you derive from each bite.