1.- Make a weight goal and post it somewhere
you'll see it everyday.
2.- Enjoy crisp vegetable salads instead
of greasy foods.
3.- Give away high-calorie foods that
you know you will end up eating.
4.- Try cutting back on large food portions
5.- Water is the perfect drink, drink
eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day. Water is essential to all
bodily functions and has no calories. Read
6.- Be happy. Don't act as if resisting
tempting foods is killing you.
7.- Eating most of your calories in
one big meal is the worst possible way to diet.
8.- Be aware that you can't enjoy life,
family, or beauty without good health.
9.- Steam, broil or bake your foods!
10.- "Nibble" at your food
and "linger" with your drink, Eat and chew slowly. Learn
to stop eating before you feel full. (It takes 20 minutes for
the stomach to tell the brain that it is full!)
11.- Concentrate on your goals, not
12.- Make charts or graphs of your weight
loss and eating behavior.
13.- Carry a low-cal drink at a party
and refuse food with a, "No thank you, I have something."
14.- When traveling, don't make food
15.- Most foods are tasted for only
three seconds, then are swallowed and are gone.
16.- Chew every Bite 20 Times and you
will be much more satisfied
17.- Keep in mind that the purpose of
getting together with people is to enjoy their company. Eating
does not have to be the main event.
18.- Each day you stay on your diet
brings you closer to your weight goal.
19.- Order from the light menus now
offered at many restaurants, or purchase low-calorie or reduced-fat
products at the grocery store.
20.-Remember Low Fat foods may not actually
be good for you, they can still be high in fat or calories based
on the serving size.