Weight loss habit #20: Plating

How to do it: Prepare plates in the kitchen and bring them to the table, restaurant style.   Why do it: Plating makes portion control easier and more accurate. People tend to underestimate how much they eat. Even if you know what a reasonable serving should look like—and a lot of people don’t—it’s easy for

Weight loss habit #19: Switch to whole grain

How to do it: Start with easy substitutions: Use brown rice instead of white, make your toast or sandwiches with whole wheat, rye, or multigrain bread. Then move on to more drastic changes, such as ditching the donuts in favor of a bowl of oatmeal cooked with a little dried fruit and cinnamon. The next

Weight loss habit #18: Eat more veggies

How to do it: Not a fan of veggies? If you grew up with limp, overcooked vegetables smothered in melted Velveeta, who could blame you? You’re certainly not alone. Only about one in every 10 Americans eats enough fruits and vegetables. Less than 9 percent eat enough veggies. A good first step toward building this

Weight loss habit #16: Shopping list

How to do it: Anyone can benefit from shopping from a grocery list, but this habit pairs extremely well with Follow a menu. When you have a weekly menu, creating a shopping list is a fairly quick and easy process. I use a phone app that saves previous list items in memory. During the week,