Best diet & exercise tricks evar!
June 24, 2010 7:43 PM Subscribe
Diet & exercise tips & tricks, please!
posted by wwartorff to health & fitness (43 answers total) 67 users marked this as a favorite
I'm gearing up for another run at some serious weight loss (70+ lbs.). I've done this before, via Weight Watchers, and I'm fairly well-versed on the basics of tracking everything, portion control and the like. I am a realist and know that there are no short cuts or "tricks", so please don't admonish me for that. I have also read through 10 pages worth of previous AskMes related to dieting, but my question is slightly different.
What I'd like to hear from you is any tips, tricks or tools you use to help you control what goes into your mouth or your shopping cart, or to help you keep up with or push yourself toward more exercise.
For example, at WW I learned to ask for a salad with dressing on the side, and to dip my fork in the dressing before assembling a bite of salad. You end up eating a lot less of the dressing this way, while still getting some with every bite. Sort of looking for the dietary equivalent of setting your alarm 5 minutes fast to make yourself get ready on time, you know?
So, mefites, what do you do to make sure you take the best care of yourself?