20 Tricks to Stay Slim Without Thinking About it
The no-diet diet
Sneaky calorie bombs are hiding everywhere, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer scale creep. "You're still in control of your eating," says Keri Gans, RDN, who counsels clients in New York City. "Don't worry too much about occasional indulgences. It's the little things you do every day that can keep you on track." She's talking about super-simple tricks that help you feel less hungry and burn more fat from breakfast to bedtime. Here, we've collected our favorite nondiet tips.
Feast in the a.m.
Have a small doughnut
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Work out early
Take a coffee break
Spice up lunch
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Have water on the rocks
Go beyond rosemary
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Watch the clock
Wield your remote
Tuck yourself in early
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Don't use your earbuds to chat
Stop powering up for shopping with sweets
Don't always buy in bulk
Fill the fruit bowl
Hide your munchies in a cabinet
Move your smaller plates to the bottom shelf
Ditch your trivets
Stock the fridge with produce that lasts
Zap the stressors
Fill up on these 6 no-regret snacks
Kumquats: This citrus is eaten whole. The thin, sweet rind supplies a healthy dose of roughage.
Kind Healthy Grains Caramel Macchiato Bar: Like all Kind bars, this new one is low in sugar.
Blue Hill Yogurt: Made with real veggies (like beets and tomatoes), it's surprisingly luscious.
Pop Art's Nori Sesame Popcorn: Toasted seaweed gives the classic circus treat a briny twist.
Epic's Bison Bacon Bites: Poppable pieces of upscale jerky that are packed with protein.
Brussel Bytes: Look out, kale chips! These dehydrated sprouts come in three yummy flavors.