1. Pre Plan Your Meals. Devote Sunday evenings to meal planning for the upcoming week. Pre package proper servings to grab easily for work lunches or on the go. Pack small baggies with fruits and veggies for mid day snacks. (Also keep in mind: Grapes, apple slices, carrots, and cucumbers tend to be easy finger foods when driving!)
2. Pack up Dinner Before You Eat! This may sound crazy, but it really works. If you dish out dinner to whoever is at the dinner table, then pack up what is left over, no one will grab seconds. This method forces you to eat a normal portion without over indulging.
3. Hydrate! Sometimes when you are hungry, you are really just thirsty. Make sure you are in taking at least 8 cups of water daily. Coffee, soft drinks, and alcohol do not take the place of your necessary daily cups of water; instead they are classified as empty calories, keeping you hungry.4. Use Smaller Plates. Most dinner plates are 12 inches, use a 8 or 10 inch plate in order to enforce smaller portions. Sometimes we think if we have a larger plate, we must fill it, NOT TRUE.
5. Track your food! Keep a journal or log as to what you are putting in your mouth. There is no better way to analyze your diet, than by taking a glance at a week of food intake at a time.
Allow Dr. Frank the time to analyze your food intake and make suggestions to benefit your overall health. Take pride in your body, don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. The first step is identifying you have a problem or want to make a change; the next step is allowing us to help you help yourself.