10. Eat Slowly - Enjoy Your Meal
Conventional wisdom states, "Chew each bite of food 20 times." As it happens, there are a number of good reasons why thoroughly chewing food is healthier than scarfing it down.
Apart from the fact that medical research has shown that people who chew more slowly tend to burn up considerably more body fat than those who shovel it in, slower eaters also have fewer digestive problems.
Eating slowly will help you to enjoy the meal as well as to minimize overeating.
Buddhists have coined "insightful or contemplative eating" for the
practice of eating slowly and deliberately. When you eat fast, you may not realize when you are "full." The signal
only comes later. You end up loading on the food in the mean time. Make your
meal a social event by having wholesome conversations with your friends and
family and watch what you eat.
11 Be Easy On Your Drinking
Another way to keep the weight off is by avoiding alcoholic beverages. Drinking a few glasses of sweet wine a day can mean an extra 6,700 calories a month, which can result in a two to three pound weight gain.