Liquid calories add up quickly and don't provide the hunger-fighting fibre that other food does. If you are trying to lose weight, stick with calorie-free beverages, such as water, tea or black coffee.
The average North American eats out between two and four times per week. It can be difficult to control your calorie intake when at a restaurant, so best to prepare the bulk of your meals at home, then treat yourself out once a week.
Moving more is essential to boosting metabolism. A simple 30-minute walk per day can improve your weight-loss results and help you keep weight off.
Studies show that people who use food journals are far more successful at losing weight than those who don't. Writing down everything you eat—even for a short period—can help you become more aware of your calorie intake and areas where you can improve your diet.
It may sound cliché, but a diet low in saturated fat and high in fibre-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins really will help you achieve your weight-loss goals. As a general shopping rule, stick to the outside aisles of the supermarket.