the weight-loss shakes, fat-gram counting, food combining or prepackaged diet
meals. Losing weight can be as
simple as eating breakfast. Here's
a list of 12 tried-and -true painless tricks to help you drop a few pounds and
feel healthier, with hardly a hint of effort.
two servings. Include
two fruits or vegetables at every meal or snack. It's as easy as having a salad and an apple with your tuna
sandwich or adding two steamed vegetables at dinner.
People who eat breakfast are less likely
to overeat later in the day. A
healthful breakfast can be as
simple as juice, fruit, and cereal with milk.
every four hours.
Pack your bag or desk drawer with a ready supply of oranges, apples, or
other quick and healthful fill-ups.
Make sure you get all your nutrients with every meal: such as vegetables,
grains, beans and fruit, and extra-lean meat or low fat dairy products.
If you love a cookie in the afternoon, or have a craving for Kuew Tiaw
Kerang, then drop something else in the day.
It can curb your appetite and prevent late-night cravings.
Keep bottled water in the refrigerator and drink one glass every one or
two hours throughout the day.
It takes up to 20 minutes for signals from the stomach to reach the
brain. To prevent stuffing
yourself, put the fork down between
bites, focus more on conversation, take small bites, and wait 15 minutes before
nibble while reading your books, taste while cooking or eat from the serving
This can stop grazing by cutting the taste of food in your mouth and
signaling your body that you're done eating.
Healthy salads and soups are more satisfying and will help curb hunger
pangs longer if you add handful of beans.
Use sweet-tasting spice like cinnamon and vanilla instead of sugar in
desserts. They add flavors, not
Go spicy. Overeating can be an underlying search for flavor. Add chilies to your sandwiches. Try hot cuisine such as Thai, Chinese or Indian.
Compiled By: Suzi Haslinda Hasmuri