Cut up carrots and celery and keep them in your fridge. Easy access = better choices.
Trust me: a Tupperware filled with veggies isn’t that appealing, even if it is grab-and-go. The fact that you have bitter green sticks of death sitting in your fridge doesn’t make that (entire) block of sharp cheddar any less appealing.
Don’t eat after x O’clock.
But what if I get hungry? I’m just supposed to go to bed with an empty stomach, then wake up ravenous and eat 4 slices of leftover pizza (<< lol, leftover pizza… what’s that?) for breakfast because I was so hungry I literally couldn’t think straight enough to make a normal breakfast? Not that pizza for breakfast is a bad thing, but still…
Don’t keep any junk food in your house!
I kind of get this, but a) you can overeat “healthy” things too and b) god forbid I start PMSing and all I have to eat is stupid pre-cut vegetables. Seriously, for the sake of those around me, god forbid.
Don’t order salads at restaurants, they have omg soo many calories.
Yeah well guess what? I bet the burger, the pizza (or “baked flatbread”, if you’re somewhere fancy) and French fries do too. Order whatever the hell sounds good, even if that’s a salad with creamy (read: delicious) dressing on top of it. Eat until you’re full. Or hell, eat the whole damn thing and then dessert. Whatever.
Park at the back of the parking lot and take the stairs.
This is a really nice idea in theory, but most people are freaking busy and are constantly running from place to place. Who has time to park as far away as possible and then mosey on in? Instead, find something active you enjoy, and then do it. Imagine that.
Drinking water is important and wonderful. But I used to mask my hunger by chugging water bottles until I felt sick, which isn’t wonderful. Don’t do that.
Ugh, don’t chew gum so you can trick yourself into thinking you’re eating. The only time you’re allowed to use gum to replace meal is if it’s Willy Wonka meal gum, although if you remember how Violet Beauregard ended up, you’ll know that that’s probably a really ineffective way to slim down. (“Violet! You’re turning violet, Violet!)
IN THE COMMENTS:
Which common weight loss tips drive you the most crazy?