- Resist the urge to fill your pantry and kitchen counter with starchy, fatty and refined foods. If you don’t buy them, you won’t eat them.
- Reserve the cookie, piece of pie or slice of cake for special occasions or as a reward. As a side benefit, you may also find you’re saving money because processed food products are often more expensive than fresh, unrefined foods.
- Stop eating when you feel mildly satisfied but not yet full. If you need to loosen a belt buckle after a meal, you’re over-stuffed.
- Record what you eat. Even lean people underestimate how much they consume by 10 to 15 percent. It has been proven that keeping a food diary can lead to weight loss.