Eat, Drink, and Still Shrink
At the Office
The kitchen is a dumping ground for the goodies your coworkers don't want in their homes. A trip to the coffeemaker has never been so dangerous, with snickerdoodles and lemon bars (both around 140 calories) lurking on every counter. Don't be fooled by your boss's seemingly innocuous slivers of chocolate fudge; the rich bites pack nearly 120 calories per ounce.Trim Tactics
Ditch your desk. Squeezing in a lunchtime workout helps Christine Plasterer, 32, an editor in Stafford, Virginia, sidestep the sweets. "If I've made the effort to go to the gym, I think twice before making a bad food choice afterward," she says.
Enlist a diet cop. Josephine Geraci, 44, an entrepreneur in Lloyd Neck, New York, sends her friend Victoria a daily e-mail detailing her diet slipups; her pal does the same. "Knowing I'll have to spill the beans makes me reconsider splurging," Josephine explains.
Play the waiting game. Lori MacGregor, 33, a public relations director in Los Angeles, doesn't let herself snag a sugar cookie until 3 or 4 p.m. "If I wait until the afternoon, everything looks picked over and stale -- and way less tempting," she says.
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