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Slimming

Slim Tip 1

Cut Food Proportions. If you were to start cutting your food portions by 10% to 20%, you'll see a difference! Another tip is to use small bowls, plates, and cups.

Slim Tip 2

Control Your Environment. If you go to a party or an "Eat as much as you can" restaurant, either avoid the situation or eat a snack before arriving and drink lots of water while there.

Slim Tip 3

Be Careful with Liquid Calories. If there's a certain drink that you often order, do some research first and find out how many calories are in it and then decide if ordering that drink in the future is really worth it. Satisfy your thirst with water, sparkling water with citrus, skim or low-fat milk, or small portions of 100% fruit juice.

Slim Tip 4

The Fork Trick. When eating, in between each bite you take – put your fork down. This will slow your rate of eating down and you won't shovel as much food into your mouth.

Slim Tip 5

Moderate Fasting. One of the biggest advantages of fasting is that it can help you lose weight fast and it can discipline your cravings for food. Fasting also tends to detox the body. Check with your doctor before you start.

Slim Tip 6

Live with Not Feeling Full. You can train your body to accept the feeling of not always feeling full. Put another way, trying eating till you're only 80% full and learn to be comfortable with that feeling.

Slim Tip 7

Smaller Dishes. If you use smaller plates, cups, and utensils and don't go back for seconds, you will undoubtedly lose weight.

Slim Tip 8

Eat Breakfast Every Day. A good breakfast to start with is yogurt with cereal flakes or a bowl of whole-grain cereal topped with fruit and low-fat dairy for a quick and nutritious way to start your day.

Slim Tip 9

Discover Why You Overeat. Get to the root of the problem. You're going to need to do self-analysis, perhaps even brainstorm with a caring person to find what impels you to eat more than you should.

Slim Tip 10

Do Not Eat in Front of the TV or Computer. You'll usually eat far more than you should and this results in extra calories. So make TV and the computer a food free zone.