7 Foolproof Rules for Changing Your Diet
Personal trainer Jim Karas suggests that you build a support system by telling friends and family about your plan.
Eat Out but Eat Smart
Order your food grilled, not fried, and make sure the grilling is done with very little olive oil. Vegetables should be steamed, not sautéed, and never let a restaurant put the dressing on your salad. That dressing could be more than 500 calories and pure fat. Get it on the side, and dip your fork tongs into it—once!—or use balsamic vinegar or carry packets of fat-free, low-calorie dressing. And please stay away from the bread. It could add hundreds of calories.