Power Up With Positive Thinking
Instead of focusing on what you can’t eat, focus on what you can eat. Experiment with herbs and spices to flavor foods, try new healthy recipes, and add a variety of new fruits and vegetables to your meals.
Downsize Your Plate
Using a smaller plate can help increase your awareness of portion sizes.
It takes about 20 minutes for our stomach to tell our brain that we are satisfied. So, when debating whether or not to go for that second helping, wait a while and then ask yourself if you are really still hungry.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Eating breakfast can help you keep calories in check throughout the day and curb your tendency to overeat. Slim-Fast® shakes and meal bars are a satisfying, portable way to start your day.
Set Realistic Goals
Setting achievable, short-term realistic goals—such as losing 5 pounds or dropping a single dress size—will help you stay motivated and give you confidence to reach your long-term goals.
Don’t Skip Meals
Eating regularly scheduled meals and snacks each day has been show to help people stick their diet plan and lose weight.
Get a Post-Baby Boost
Worried about losing those extra pounds after having a baby? Breastfeeding can help enhance weight loss, as it burns up to 500 calories a day.
Don’t Go To The Grocery Store Hungry
When you’re hungry, you’re more likely to shop for foods that aren’t on your healthy eating plan. Make a shopping list before you head out the door and stick to it.
Salt can cause your body to retain water and contribute to that uncomfortable, bloated feeling. Try cutting back on salty foods such as chips and snack foods, processed luncheon meats and canned soups—and don’t reach for the salt shaker.
Keep At It
Changing behaviors is a gradual process that takes time—you can do it!