Put away the (food) scale"Portion control isn't about measuring; it's about ordering two appetizers instead of an entrée and cutting back on bread if you have pasta."
—Bethenny Frankel, author of Naturally Thin
Stash fruit"Keep fruit at work. It helps during the I-need-chocolate part of the afternoon."
—Diana Cerqueira, Health beauty assistant
Shake chocolate"When I'm trying to drop a few pounds, I carry around a shaker cup of chocolate protein powder. If I'm ravenous, I add the water, and it fills me up so I don't eat something high-calorie instead."
—Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Set limits, then go nuts!"In the cafeteria I use a 4-by-4-inch Styrofoam box, and I put whatever I want in there. It's almost impossible to overeat."
—Ellen Kunes, Health editor-in-chief
Floss for dessert"Brushing my teeth after dinner makes me less likely to eat again before I go to bed."
—Jo Miller, Health photo director
Take a 'before' photo"Before I got in shape, a friend convinced me to take photos of myself wearing nothing but a sports bra and underwear. Anytime I fall off the wagon I look at those pics—that's all the motivation I need!"
—Rozalynn S. Frazier, Health assistant fitness editor
Avoid liquid calories"Cut out drinks with calories—juice, lemonade, and, hardest of all, after-work wine."
—Lisa Lombardi, Health executive editor
Break out the skinny jeans"Wear something tight! It provides the extra bit of motivation to lay off the fries."
—Ilana Blitzer, Health beauty/fashion editor
Pitcher this"Fill a pitcher with water and cucumbers. It's pretty—and it feels like a treat."
—Olivia Rassow, Health food editorial assistant
Set aside leftovers"Serve yourself, then immediately pack the leftovers in a Tupperware container and store in the fridge."
—Maria Ricapito, Health contributing beauty editor