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The Google Diet: How to Use Google's Cafeteria Tricks to Lose Weight (Page 4)

3. Stick with Portions

3. Stick with Portions

While buffet-style is still the norm, Google is test-driving pre-plated meals that spell out the exact number of calories in each dish. This move should have big benefits for waist-conscious workers. In a Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism study, researchers at the University of Illinois found that overweight men who ate a pre-packaged low-calorie entree for lunch and dinner lost 45% more weight than a group who were instructed to eat the same amount of calories, but prepared all of their own foods.

Do It at Home: Prepare a stash of healthy, pre-portioned, ready-to-go meals to have on hand for instant portion control.

Next: 4. Limit Liquid Calories »


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