When you first start trying to lose weight, the pounds seem to come off easily. You’re motivated, you’re careful to stick
with smaller portions and you’re good about keeping track of everything you eat. But, eventually, your rate of weight loss
slows and then… stops. Is this the beginning of the end? NO! It’s the beginning of the second phase of your weight-loss
1. Don’t deprive yourself! Denying yourself favorite foods usually ends up backfiring. Budget in satisfying treats that come
in discrete units, such as Chocolate-Dipped
(157 calories for two cookies) or snacks that come in handy 100-calorie packages.
2. For just one week, commit to writing down everything you eat. Refresh yourself on what
a healthy portion looks like
and measure/weigh your servings to see how close you come to these.
3. Stick with recipes that provide built-in portion control. I love making Broccoli & Goat Cheese Souffles
: so long as I don’t
start sticking my fork into other people’s dinners, I will consume only 254 calories from this easy, filling dish.
4. Steal secrets.
Talk with others who’ve successfully pushed passed a weight-loss plateau
. Find out what works for them—and try their tips
out for yourself.