DON’T BE FOOLED: When feeling hungry, drink a glass of water; dehydration can
mask itself as hunger.
OPTICAL ILLUSIONS: Use small lunch plates when serving meals.
SLOW DOWN: Put your fork or food down on the table and your hands on your lap between bites.
HALF AND HALF: Put what you normally eat on your plate, then take some off
and pack it away for lunch the next day.
DON’T MISS THE LIST: When going to the store, take a list and don’t buy anything extra.
THE BIG SWITCH: Beware of low fat foods; the fat is often replaced by sugar.
QUICK FIX: Premeasure healthy snacks, such as pretzels, grapes, almonds, etc., to grab when you are in a rush.
STEP IT UP: Get off the bus either one stop before or after your regular stop and walk to your destination.
CATCH UP: Grab a neighbor and walk around the block 3-4 times to catch up on news.
MOVE MORE: Take items upstairs individually instead of letting things pile up.
MULTI-TASKING: During commercials, see how many sit-ups or jumping jacks you can do. Make it a competition with other family members.