7. Make sure every meal is healthy.
Easier said than done, right? Nope. Easily done. Just include a serving of lean protein (fish, poultry, egg whites, etc.) with two servings of vegetables or one serving of vegetables and one serving of fruit.
Will that require a little planning? Of course. So map out what you’ll eat tomorrow and buy and even prepare it ahead of time if you can. Then when it’s time to eat, you won’t have to make any decisions about what to eat–you’ll just eat.
Remember, decisions are diet killers. Eliminate as many decisions as possible.
And notice we didn’t count calories; I didn’t count calories when I did it. If you eat healthy meals and don’t add a lot of butter, dressings, toppings, etc., the calories basically take care of themselves. Besides, you already know the foods you shouldn’t eat; you don’t need a calorie app to tell you.