Fill up half your plate with vegetables or salad
Vegetables and fruit are obviously extremely good for both for your waistline and also your skin and hair. The more food you have on your plate that has less calories, the less you are going to eat over all. When choosing veg, try and pick leafy greens – spinach is fantastic!
Try everything, don’t panic about eating something that may have a high calorie count
Don’t deprive yourself of anything, just make sure you don’t over indulge. Just make sure you only have a couple of bites. Mariah Carey followed this rule to lose weight for her world tour. It is called the Morsel Diet, named so, because you have a tiny portion/couple of bites of whatever food you want, but ONLY a couple of bites. It’s not really a sustainable way to go through life, but by only having one bite of chocolate and not the bar you get your chocolate fix but not the huge intake in sugar and fat.
Only have what is on your plate!
Only eating what is on your plate means you have better portion control. Do not nibble before hand when preparing food, and do not take seconds. If you must, have more meat, more vegetables, not more potatoes.
Ask for a smaller plate.
Do not nibble on sweets, crisps, nuts throughout the day!
Again this goes back to portion control. If you have nibble make sure you control your portions. Take a separate bowl and have a handful (one handful) and eat this portion and this portion alone. If you don’t portion and instead nibble and graze, you do not realise how much you have eaten, and can over eat very easily.
Have some dessert!
You don’t have to deprive yourself. If you fancy some pudding have a small portion without loading on the cream, icecream or custard. Skipping these can save you 200 calories and alot of fat.