10 Weight Loss Tips and Tricks from Experts

To get in the right habits about food follow these 10 weight loss tips and tricks from experts

1.  Put away the (food) scale

“Portion control isn’t about measuring; it’s about ordering two appetizers instead of an entrée and cutting back on bread if you have pasta.”
Bethenny Frankel, author of Naturally Thin

2.  Stash fruit

“Keep fruit at work. It helps during the I-need-chocolate part of the afternoon.”
Diana Cerqueira, Health beauty assistant

3. Shake chocolate

“When I’m trying to drop a few pounds, I carry around a shaker cup of chocolate protein powder. If I’m ravenous, I add the water, drink the shake and it fills me up so I don’t eat something high-calorie instead.”
Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

4.   Set limits, then go nuts!

“To make lunch for work I use a 4-by-4-inch Styrofoam box, and I put whatever I want in there. It’s almost impossible to overeat.”
Ellen Kunes, Health editor-in-chief

5.   Floss for dessert

“Brushing my teeth after dinner makes me less likely to eat again before I go to bed.”
Jo Miller, Health photo directorchocolate-protein-shake-400x400

6.    Take a ‘before’ photo

“Before I got in shape, a friend convinced me to take photos of myself wearing nothing but a sports bra and underwear. Anytime I fall off the wagon I look at those pics—that’s all the motivation I need!”
Rozalynn S. Frazier, Healthassistant fitness editor

7.    Avoid liquid calories

“Cut out drinks with calories—juice, lemonade, and, hardest of all, after-work wine.”
Lisa Lombardi, Health executive editor

8.    Wear skinny jeans

“Wear something tight! It provides the extra bit of motivation to lay off the fries.”
Ilana Blitzer, Healthbeauty/fashion editorwear-skinny-jeans-diet-400x400

9.    Pitcher this

“Fill a pitcher with water and cucumbers. It’s pretty—and it feels like a treat.”
Olivia Rassow, Health food editorial assistant

10.  Set aside leftovers

“Serve yourself, then immediately pack the leftovers in a Tupperware container and store in the fridge.”
Maria Ricapito, Health contributing beauty editor

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