Instead of depriving yourself, eat only half the dessert!
Leave it at the party!
The festive holiday parties are upon us and it is very difficult to resist the temptation. Most times there are foods that are only available during the holidays. My advice is to enjoy a taste of these foods but don’t bring them home with you. If you bring them home the temptation is only greater to over indulge.
KEEP A FOOD DIARY!
The food dairy is the most powerful tool to obtaining successful weight
loss. A study published in the American Journal of Preventive
Medicine showed participants who kept a food diary doubled their
weight loss. The simple act of writing down everything you eat and
drink throughout the day makes you more aware of your eating habits
and how much you are actually consuming. Food journaling makes you
accountable for your consumption and will make you think twice before
you take that bite. Get writing; you may be shocked of what you find
you are eating and that it really does work.
Are you drinking enough water ?
Water is the best drink of choice. Water helps with digestion and maintains hydration to boost metabolism. Try drinking 8 ounces of water 15 minutes prior to eating; it will help you with portion control. In addition, replace high sugar drinks with water to reduce daily caloric intake. Drink up!!