HARI HACHI BU
This ancient Japanese practice recommends reducing your normal portion by twenty percent.
It is practiced by Okinawa islanders — blue zone inhabitants that are healthier and live longer than almost anyone else.
OKINAWA BLUE ZONE
Scientists found five places on earth where people are abnormally healthy and long-lived — the so-called blue zones.
One of these is Okinawa, where 100 years of age is common and many live to 110 years.
SAVOR THE HUNGER
In the west we tend to over-eat and binge eat.
Leaving 20% on your plate will leave you feeling slightly hungry, but also with more energy and not feeling stuffed.
Enjoy it. Explore it as a new experience. Leaving the table while slightly hungry is one of the healthiest eating habits you can learn.
Try it for 2 weeks — the hunger will disappear as your stomach gets used to the smaller portions.