Weight-loss and maintenance tips
Here are some weight-loss and maintenance tips from dietitians
who responded to USA TODAY's survey on eating right and exercising:
"When you are hungry, ask yourself the
Am I thirsty?
Am I tense?
Am I tired?
Sometimes people think they are hungry, but they are really
thirsty, stressed or bored."
— Dawn Jackson, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Wellness Institute,
Chicago, and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
"It's all about the fluids.
Switch from 2% milk to skim milk.
Drink more water. Drinking a glass of water before a meal helps fill you
up so you eat less and still feel full.
A sugar-free sweetened beverage, such as diet soda or unsweetened tea,
in place of 8 ounces of juice or 12 ounces of regular soda, will
save you 150 calories.
Eating fruit instead of drinking fruit juice will increase your feeling
of fullness by providing fiber with less sugar and less calories."
— JoAnna Siciliano, pediatric dietitian at Maryville Academy for Youth, Des Plaines, Ill.
Source: USA Today