When eating out, always choose the smallest portion size available.
When we choose larger meals, most of us tend to eat past the point of hunger and in doing so consume more kilojoules than we need which contributes to weight gain.
Remember that if you are still hungry after choosing a smaller meal, you can always fill up with something else and enjoy a wider variety of tastes in the process.
Weight loss Tip 2
If we absolutely must eat chips, opting for straight-cut and fatter chips instead of crinkle-cut and thin chips will help minimize fat intake.
Straight-cut and fat chips have less surface area than crinkle-cut and thin chips so hold less fat.
Extra fat equals extra taste, but if we want to lose weight we have to make some sacrifices!
Weight loss Tip 3
Try drinking a glass of water before a meal.
If you tend to overeat at certain meal times (like dinner for example), try drinking a medium to large glass of water 10 to 15 minutes before you sit down to that meal.
Drinking water before your meal will partially fill your stomach and may reduce your hunger levels, because often when we think we are feeling hunger, our body is actually telling us that it is getting dehydrated and needs some water.
Weight loss Tip 4
Offer to be the "designated driver" more often.
If you go out for dinner and drinks with family and friends, offering to be the designated driver will save you hundreds of kilojoules because you can't drink as much alcohol.
In addition to drinking fewer kilojoules, you'll probably eat less as well
because alcohol often makes us "let our guard down" and eat when we are no longer hungry.
Weight loss Tip 5
If you often find yourself reaching for chocolate or lollies in between meals, try eating a handful or two of mixed, unsalted nuts instead.
For best results, mix your own and include nuts that you don't necessarily eat on their own. Eating mixed nuts together means you won't even notice the ones you don't normally eat.