THE TOUGHEST PART about cleaning up your diet is getting your body accustomed to it—putting it into a new routine, sticking to it, and learning to love it. Though if you’re also creating road blocks along the way, you’re just making progress more difficult to achieve.
Here are five common mistakes you’ve probably been making for years—and their solutions, so you can start seeing results, fast.
Solution: If you’re hanging at your place, be more conscious of the snacks you have on hand. Try these 20 healthy options under 200 calories and check out a month’s worth of low-calorie snacks you can take anywhere. If you’re a guest, bring some. Ordering out? Go with anything chicken. It’s got more protein and hopefully not drenched in fatty sauce. Can’t stop? Chew gum, ASAP.
2. You’re eating while browsing the Internet
Solution: There’s a new rule of eating—only do it in the kitchen. Hanging in front of the TV, or the computer will distract you from how much you’re actually eating. Keep food where it belongs—on the kitchen table.