Sure, there are a million and one tips, tricks and anything in between to losing weight. We all know it’s a never ending cycle to improve our diet, here are 3 easy tips to hold on to!
1. Journaling: The women in the study who consistently keep food journals lost about 6 pounds more than those who didn’t journal. “For individuals who are trying to lose weight, the No. 1 piece of advice based on these study results would be to keep a food journal to help meet daily calories goals,” says McTiernan. If you have ever kept a food journal or log, you would have likely noticed that just the shear thought of having to write down and admit that you wolfed down a handful of potato chips standing in your kitchen late at night, could, well, take your appetite away.
2. Don’t Skip a Meal: Women who reported skipping meals lost almost 8 fewer pounds than non-skippers. According to McTiernan, “…skipping meals or fasting might cause you to respond more favorably to high-calorie foods.” In other words, when you skip a meal, you may become so intensely hungry that you are driven to eating anything that isn’t moving. Avoid this ravenous state of mind by eating at least three healthy, well-balanced, calorie-controlled meals daily.
3. Avoid Restaurants at Lunch: The women who ate out at lunch at least weekly lost almost 5 fewer pounds, on average, than those who didn’t. This mirrors otherstudies that show that dining out frequently is associated with a higher body weight.