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Eating for weight loss is mostly about a balanced diet and portion control. Simple changes to your eating habits can make a big difference.
Let's say, for example, that you typically eat both halves of a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. Instead, try eating one half of a whole-wheat bagel, with a cup of fruit and yogurt for breakfast. Maybe you usually drink three sodas every day. Try cutting back to just one soda and drinking water instead.
Water is an often overlooked aspect of weight loss. When you don't drink enough water, your body often mistakes thirst for hunger, triggering the desire to eat. Drinking more water can help you to eat less, and feel better doing it!
Don't forget your veggies! You can eat a lot of vegetables without taking in many calories. For example: 8 cups of broccoli has the same number of calories as just one snack bag of chips!
Finally, if you usually have two or three large meals during the day, try splitting up your eating into smaller, more frequent meals. This can help you to limit your portions without feeling extra hunger, and also help to eliminate snacking on junk food, which can add hundreds of extra calories, per day, to your diet.
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