Where Food Fits In

Parents (USA) - - Mom -

First things first: “There’s no way to spot re­duce your stom­ach with a mir­a­cle diet,” says Mary Jane Detroyer, R.D., a di­eti­tian in pri­vate prac­tice in New York City. But if you fol­low th­ese tips, you can make smarter eat­ing choices that may help you lose weight.

GO PLANT POW­ERED. Fruits and veg­eta­bles should make up about half of your plate at every meal. Then add some protein and whole grains. “Plant fiber fills you up quickly so you don’t eat as much,” says Detroyer. Want ev­i­dence? “Try to eat three ap­ples—you can’t do it. But it is easy to eat a whole bag of pret­zels.”

STAY HY­DRATED. “Most of the time when you think you are hun­gry

you are ac­tu­ally thirsty,” says Robin Bar­rie Kaiden, R.D., a di­eti­tian and per­sonal trainer in New York City and West­port, Con­necti­cut. Carry a wa­ter bot­tle with you at all times.

EAT MINDFULLY. If you’re pick­ing from your kids’ plates or shov­el­ing some­thing into your mouth with one hand while bounc­ing a baby, you won’t be aware of when you’re sat­is­fied, says Detroyer. Sit down and eat a real meal.

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