Eat Less In 5 Steps

African american family having breakfast( — If you were to vote on the top resolution that people make at the start of a new year, losing weight would be the undeniable winner. And with good reason: Americans, as you know, are getting heavier and heavier, despite all of the weight loss pills, books, plans and celebrity-featured commercials.

When it all comes down to it, there is no real 100% guaranteed gimmick to lose weight. No tricks. No magical potions. When it comes to losing weight, the only way to do it is to overhaul your eating habits and consistently eat less.

Easier said than done, right? Not necessarily. Here are five things you can do to help you eat less, and finally, finally lose that weight.

  1. Invest in tools to help you get it right.  Using measuring cups, scales, pre-portioned plates, and pre-portioned foods can help take away the guess work in determining if you are eating too-much. We typically overestimate portion sizes and overeat in most circumstances. By using these tools you will learn how to reduce what you eat and also be able to visualize correct portions when eating away from home.