Tip No. 6: Spice it up
Add spices or chilies to your food for a flavor boost that can help you feel satisfied. Food that is loaded with flavor will stimulate your taste buds and be more satisfying, so you won’t eat as much. When you need something sweet, suck on a red-hot fireball candy. It’s sweet, spicy, and low in calories.
Having ready-to-eat snacks and meals-in-minutes on hand sets you up for success. You’ll be less likely to hit the drive-through or order a pizza if you can throw together a healthy meal in five or 10 minutes. Here are some essentials to keep on hand: frozen vegetables, whole-grain pasta, reduced-fat cheese, canned tomatoes, canned beans, pre-cooked grilled chicken breast, whole grain tortillas or pitas, and bags of salad greens.
Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on February 10, 2016