top thirty weight loss tips and tricks

Copyright 2005 Roy Barker

1. Never allowance at ease “starving.” Always accept a ablaze snack before eating dinner in a restaurant, such as a piece of fruit, a glass of extract or a carrot.

2. Don’t action aliment shopping on an empty stomach! You’ll be tempted to buy everything in sight.

3. Don’t be tempted by treats. Store them out of appearance, off counter-tops and as out-of-grasp as possible.

4. Don’t eat in front of the TV. Watching the boob tube — instead of watching your plate — lulls you into overeating. Again avoid being tempted by aliment and snack commercials.

5. Accomplish it a rule in your abode to confine your meals to the dining room or galley table! Never eat standing up! This leads to mindless snacking.

6. Anticipate before you drink. Alcohol adds lots of calories, but no nutrients. Again, it weakens your willpower to avoid the amiss aliment choices. Hangovers can statement wicked cravings for fatty or aerial carbohydrate foods that can weaken any advance at weight loss.

7. Fill up on soup aboriginal. Activate every meal with non-cream ardent soup; it forces you to eat slowly and fills you up so you won’t overeat.

8. Booty age to taste your aliment. Don’t gobble aliment down! Rushing buttoned up your meals doesn’t accord your brain the age that it needs to signal your body that you are full.

9. When dining out, appeal sauces and low-calorie dressings on the side.

10. There is no constitution that requires you to finish everything on your plate.

11. Prepare a shopping list (with menu ideas in apperception) and stick to the list. Avoid being tempted by bargains that grocery stores abode on the outer aisles and at the back and the front of the store. The healthiest foods are usually in the continued narrow aisles.

12. Statement non-stick pans to lessen the charge for cooking with fat.

13. If you must statement oil, ace shot a flavorful one according to olive or sesame oil. Any more bethink, a babyish goes a continued road! Accomplish aloof a spritz of oil action even further by buying a Misto. A Misto is an aerosol can that you can fill with a acceptable fat such as olive or canola oil.

14. A pinch of grated cheese or dejected cheese will accommodate a flavorful kick without adding a lot of calories to a salad or grain dish.

15. If you cook in ample quantities for your family, store leftovers in alone serving size containers. This is a road to practice portion ascendancy for yourself so you don’t eat too much at one sitting.

16. Nibbling off someone else’s plate may seem innocuous — but those calories accomplish add up!

17. Drink six to eight glasses of baptize a day. A beverage before mealtime will again advice you air full faster and longer. Baptize again helps your body digest aliment, which is especially big any more that you’re eating a fiber affluent diet.

18. Store really alluring treats in opaque containers or silver foil — and stick them in the back of the refrigerator. Out of sight out of apperception!

19. Are you stuffing yourself? If you accept to loosen your girdle a few notches after meals you’re definitely eating too much!

20. Mashed bananas, prunes and apple relish are abundant baking substitutes for fat, especially in bread, brownie and cake mixes.

21. When you choose to eat “accelerated aliment,” choose wisely: skip fried foods; avoid ample portions; and opt for a baby hamburger.

22. Sauté foods, if possible, in chicken stock, low-sodium soy relish or baptize, instead of fat.

23. When cooking, broil, bake, roast, boil or stir-fry and let the fat extract. A George Foreman grill is an accomplished investment for those who appetite to eat meat and avoid eating the fat drippings too!

24. Sauces and soups can be thickened with a puree of potatoes instead of cream.

25. Instead of eating any product directly out of the box, pour a aloof portion onto a plate or bowl, and put the box away. This again prevents mindless snacking.

26. If a directions calls for ½ a cup of oil, cut that amount in half, your taste buds won’t apperceive the aberration — but your waistline will.

27. Add spice to your action instead of fat; fresh herbs will perk up any dish without adding calories. Experiment with altered ethnic foods and seasonings; they’re full of flavor — not fat.

28. Freeze leftovers immediately so you can’t surprise the refrigerator subsequent.

29. Analog analog watch portion size by dishing out meals and bringing plates to the table. Don’t set “bottomless” bowls and platters where they’ll tempt you to grasp for added, unless it’s a salad or a bowl of vegetables. You can never amuse enough of those greens.

30. Alpha saving for that advanced outfit any more! When you grasp your ambition weight, you can buy yourself some fashionable advanced clothes!


Publisher & author: Roy Barker. Roy has an indepth and continued established background with the vitamins, minerals and health industry and has researched and experimented with abounding diets over a thirty year period. Roy is again the author of Protected and Accessible Weightloss, an e-book based on the Mediterranean Diet and generally used by those with affection conditions and those who seek a abrupt and protected road to shed weight. It can be viewed at Further articles and related sites can be activate at

Originall posted August 16, 2012