- Think fiber and protein: Make sure you have lean protein and fiber-filled foods like fruits and vegetables at each meal — you’ll stay satisfied longer than if you chow down on fast-burning carbs.
- Sit down at a table when you eat: Walking around snacking, eating at your desk, or indulging on the couch can mean adding hundreds of extra calories into your day. Make meals about mindful eating by sitting down at a table when you eat and paying attention to your meal. When you focus on mealtime, you’ll be more likely to notice when you’re satisfied so you can put down the fork.
- Drink water before your meal: As soon as you sit down for a meal, drink a glass of water. It’ll help you recognize the difference between hunger and thirst and fill you up faster without the calories.