Jan 072010

If you’re planning on a snack, be sure to remove the quantity you plan to eat (preferably 1 serving) and put it on a plate or in a bowl.  If you eat ice cream from the container, chips from a bag or crackers out of the box, you are more likely to eat  larger quantities. Remember a few hundred “mindless” calories here and there can leave you 10 or more pounds heavier by the end of the year.

Jan 012010

Instead of putting serving dishes on the table, serve yourself a small portion of each item in the kitchen.  When getting more food requires a walk, you are less likely to reach for a second portion. Remember to eat slowly so your stomach has time to tell your brain “I’m full.”