Small Changes Can Help Dieters Meet Weight Loss Goals in New Year

  1. weightlossDrink more water! Start by drinking a large glass of water with lemon each morning and drink a glass before each meal to feel slightly full. Gradually replace sugary or carbonated beverages with water throughout the day.
  2. Choose healthy snacks between meals to keep yourself from getting too hungry before a meal, such as fruit, a handful of nuts or a low-fat yogurt.
  3. Eat whole fruit instead of drinking fruit juice. Whole fruit has fewer calories from sugar and more fiber.
  4. Take three fewer bites at each meal so you leave a little food on your plate.
  5. Try a high fiber cereal with fruit and skim milk in the morning instead of bagels or muffins.
  6. If you eat out a lot, start with a broth based soup or mixed green salad, both of which will contribute to fullness, and follow with an appetizer rather than a full-size entree.
  7. Toss your salad with your favorite low-fat, low-calorie dressing.
  8. Be sure to get your calcium in foods like yogurt or milk but from lower calorie sources by switching from high calorie, full-fat products to low-fat and non-fat products.
  9. Munch on fresh vegetables with low calorie condiments to make them taste great and satisfy the need to crunch.
  10. Incorporate some exercise daily even if it is just walking to work or taking the stairs.

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