Here are some great tips from the people at weight-watchers. I like them b/c they're from "real people" not just those stuffy old "certified phsyicians" I especially like the one about not buying what you can't control. Since my dad lets me do the shopping, I do that, and it really really helps.
Have a great week!
If you've gotta splurge, splurge on veggies instead of chocolate. - Deena (lost 73 lbs.)
I don't save too-big clothes anymore. If it's not a 10 or smaller, it goes to Goodwill! - Susan (lost 26 lbs.)
A portion primer: Have half of what other people consider a "regular" serving. - Hilda (lost 45 lbs.)
Weight management starts in the grocery store. Don't bring it home if you can't control it. - Stephanie (lost 35 lbs.)
I love regular soda and hated the diet stuff until I started adding a lemon slice — instant taste! - Michelle (lost 65 lbs.)
Try 94% fat-free microwave popcorn. If I'm in the mood for spice, I add Cajun seasoning. If I want sweet, I'll sprinkle one packet of sugar on it. - Helene (lost 94 lbs.)
Rather than pouring dressing all over your salad, dip your fork into the dressing (which you order on the side) before spearing the lettuce. You'll be using 1/3 the dressing but getting a satisfying taste. - Diane (lost 50 lbs.)
It's not about eating as little as possible but eating what your body needs.
Eating too little may slow down your metabolism. - Amy (lost 35 lbs.)
When you're at a party, split one portion in two. Then you can go back for seconds. - Karen (lost 91 lbs.)
Look your best during the losing process. Don't wait to buy new clothes until you've reached your goal weight. Buy pants that fit you now. - Stephanie (lost 35 lbs.)
I do a lot of self-talk. I keep telling myself, "I don't need this chocolate bar. I don't need this chocolate bar." - Caroline (lost 37 lbs.)
Substitute a small spoon for the bigger one. That way you can enjoy the cereal, soup, whatever for a longer period of time. And keep a one-cup bowl handy so that you don't have to measure all the time. - Ricardo (lost 61 lbs.)
Frozen dinners are a quick and easy way to watch your calorie intake and portion size — especially if you're working late and might otherwise order take-out! - Sandra (lost 44 lbs.)
Don't give up your favorite high-fat recipes, just tweak them and make smart substitutions. - Michelle (lost 81 lbs.)
My friends and I love to eat out socially — a lot. Still, I've found that if I bring a snack or eat before I join them, I set myself up for success. - Nicole (lost 56 lbs.)