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Ten Ways to Keep Your Waistline in Check

Breakfast one of Ten Ways to Keep Your Waistline in Check

We know ... there are tons of ideas floating about on how to keep your waistline in check. But we still hope you'll check these out for consideration as they truly do work.

Starting the Day Off Right

  • Eat Breakfast Whole-grain slimming cereal with skim milk or a fruit and kefir smoothie will fill you up so you are less likely to eat impulsively later in the day.
  • Beware of hidden calories. Alcohol, soda, candies and cream and sugar in coffee can quickly add up to extra pounds.
  • Drink up. Eight to ten glasses of water each day will make you feel more full, plus help flush waste out of your system.

Glass of water

  • Drive yourself to distraction. Instead of snacking unnecessarily, call a friend, play the piano, or get out of the house.
  • Practice mindful eating. Write down what you eat in a food diary External Link to avoid mindless noshing and to keep track of your total daily intake.
  • Keep temptations at bay. Keep high-calorie snacks out of your house and workplace.
  • Teach yourself to eat less. Serve yourself smaller portions and choose raw fruits and vegetables that take longer to chew (it takes 20 minutes to feel full).
  • Weight scale Weigh yourself regularly. You will be more conscientious about what you eat if you are aware of your weight.
  • Get moving.
    Experts agree that exercise (30 to 60 minutes daily) is essential for weight control.

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