1. Serve from the stove
‘Leave serving dishes on the stove instead of at the dining table and you’ll eat nearly 10% less. [And] pack snacks into single-serving bags. Eating out of a large container ups consumption by 61%.’ – Dr Brian Wansink, director of the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University in the US
2. Reframe your Goals
‘Change your goal from “lose 10 kilos” to “lose one kilo 10 times” and give yourself credit for each one.’ – Wellness counsellor Anne Parker
3. Keep ’em Peeled
Don’t throw away apple skins when eating the fruit or using them for cooking. The peel contains a substance that increases muscle and healthy, kilojoule-burning brown fat, according to a study from University of Iowa researchers published in the journal PLoS ONE in 2012.
4. Balance your Meals
Make sure your meals include fibre and protein. These help keep sugar levels balanced, which means you’re less likely to succumb to cravings, says dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot, author of The Miracle Carb Diet.
5. Share your Goals
‘Blog your goal: it’s harder to quit in front of an audience.’ – Charles D’Angelo, author of Think And Grow Thin
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