What Do You Have to Lose? An 8-Step Weight-Loss Plan
Eat HealthyStep 3: Eat Healthy
We're not talking about a lifetime of celery sticks. Just a few simple changes to your shopping and cooking routines can go a long way. Try these:
- Make a list before you head to the supermarket. A recent study found that writing down what you plan to buy makes you less likely to load your cart with things you don't really need, like potato chips.
- Tweak your dinner routine. Stock your kitchen with fresh and frozen vegetables, precooked chicken, whole-grain pasta, low-fat cheese, fruit, and herbs for flavor, says Taub-Dix. You'll be able to pull together a healthy dinner faster than Domino's can deliver.
- Manage your munchies. Carry preportioned snacks in your bag, such as 1-ounce packages of nuts or string cheese, mini fruit cups in natural juice, 100-calorie packs of cookies or protein bars.
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