Switch to Blue PlatesThe color blue is considered a natural appetite suppressant. You don't need to don a pair of blue-lens shades before you eat; just use blue plates.
Exercise in the MorningStudies have found that people who exercise in the morning work out harder than those who exercise at other times in the day.
Always Pay for Food in CashThe next time you head to the grocery store, stop at the ATM first. A study showed that individuals buy fewer indulgent foods when paying in cash.
Monitor Your ProgressIf weighing yourself gives you anxiety, then monitor your progress by looking in the mirror or noting how your clothes fit.
Tune in to Your WorkoutsIt seems like everyone is attached to cell phones these days. Even if you're use yours to stream your workout playlist, you shouldn't be texting or chatting while you're at the gym. Giving each workout your full attention allows you to maximize results for an even greater payoff.
Pack a LunchPacking a healthful lunch is one of the best ways to stay committed to a healthy meal plan. When you order in or take out, it's hard to assess how many calories your meal contains. Prep your own meals, and you'll know exactly which ingredients you're eating.
Live an Overall Active LifePhysical activity, be it training for a half marathon or hitting the gym, is important for losing weight—but scheduled sweat sessions aren't enough. Take the stairs, walk your dog, vacuum vigorously, bike to dinner, and garden. All these things will help burn calories and keep you in an active frame of mind.
Eat Chickpeas and GrapefruitThese foods might as well be a dieter's best friends. Chickpeas have been found to help dieters break bad snacking habits, and eating half a grapefruit before every meal has been shown to help dieters drop more pounds than forgoing the citrus fruit.