Give your stomach time to catch up
It takes our bodies 10-15 minutes to realise we've had enough to eat. So you need to begin chewing your food and slowing down your eating, leaving your knife and fork down between each chew.
Allow yourself a treat from time to time, but remember to keep it within moderation. Once a week you should have a guilt-free treat. This way you aren't cutting the food from your diet, but making it a more balanced and effective weight-loss plan.
BE A DETECTIVE WITH FOOD LABELS
When reading the list of ingredients on packaged foods, if you do not recognise the ingredient or cannot pronounce it, perhaps this isn't something you want to be putting in your body.
EAT THE 'RIGHT' FAT
Stick to healthy fat sources that are unsaturated such as olive oil instead of butter or margarine, which contain saturated fat.
Good fats are essential for body functions, so don't avoid them.
BEWARE OF LIQUID CALORIES
Extra calories can add up quickly; for example, a 500ml can of fizzy drink can contain 10 teaspoons of sugar.
EAT YOUR WHOLE GRAINS
Whole grains are unrefined products that have maintained their nutrients and fibre content, unlike white products that are left with no nutritional value.