Diet Tips: How To Avoid Over-Eating (PICTURES)

As an obesity crisis looms in the UK, with one in four adults thought to be obese, medical experts are calling on the government to stop the situation spiralling out of control.

Suggestions include a 20% tax on sugary drinks, educating parents on how to feed their children properly and encouraging NHS staff to talk to overweight patients about diet and exercise.

With this in mind HuffPost UK Lifestyle have pulled together six easy tricks and tips to help combat over-eating.

From taking smaller sips of drinks to eating off of colourful plates, here are a number of ways to curb mindless eating. Do you think we've missed any tips out? Let us know in the comments below.

Take Smaller Sips

6 Tricks To Avoid Mindless Eating