Cook for yourself whenever possible. Even if it takes more work, it is so much healthier. Even though more restaurants offer low-carb meals, many of them contain more calories than you may realize because they are cooked with inferior ingredients. There are thousands of great new recipes for fast, easy diets you can easily cook yourself. Do so as much as you can.

If you cook for yourself, you will know precisely what’s in the food and you are better able to reduce sugar and other processed junk additives, preservatives and other poisonous chemicals.

Another fantastic benefit of cooking for yourself is the tremendous amount of money you will save. The food will not only taste much better and be healthier, you’ll be a lot richer.

But some good quality food storage containers. This allows you to plan meals and save unused portions for later. Keep telling yourself when you sit down to eat: this is not your last opportunity. You can eat again whenever you want. You will not go hungry. Many people eat out of anxiety, so reassure yourself.

You can buy foods in bulk, saving more money, and portion them out as needed. This is much more efficient.

For example, you can pre-slice your apples and snack on them over several days. Just remember to rinse them in pineapple or lemon juice before putting them in the refrigerator, which preserves them naturally.

Always try and eat a little protein with every snack or meal. It helps you stay full longer and burn more calories. That’s because protein is harder for your system to break down so you burn more calories digesting it.

Remember to drink a glass of water before and after each meal or snack. This will help you get in your 8-10 glasses of water a day, and make you feel less full throughout the day. That’s a major secret in weight loss, getting rid of the hunger. Water, used at the right times, can be a big help. It also gets rid of the taste of food in your mouth so you’re breath will be better and you can stop thinking about food.

Don’t just eat to get full – enjoy your food. You’ll naturally eat more slowly and get full faster. The food will be more satisfying so you will crave it less.