Weight Loss Tip

Head directly to the fruit and vegetable aisles when you enter the grocery store.  

Avoid “fad” diets.  If you don’t believe me, ask your doctor about these: negative calorie diets, extremely low-calorie diets, low carb diets, and any other type of “fad” diet that is unbalanced.

Substitute fruit purees for butter or margarine.  They are easy to prepare in a food processor and will significantly reduce calories and fat.

Cheese is good for you, but the fat is not.  Try this: Zap cheese in the microwave and drain off grease.

Exercising before you eat just makes you hungrier.  Exercise AFTER eating when the body has to work harder to digest food. 

Don’t eat while watching television.  You can become so engrossed in your program that doesn’t realize how much you are eating. 

Avoid trans-fatty acids.  Use olive, corn, or canola oil when cooking.


Switch from whole to skim milk. All the nutrients are there without the fat.  Okay, at least cut back to low fat!

Limit yourself to just four egg yolks a week.

Trim all fat from meats before cooking.  You’ll be amazed at how much you reduce your fat intake if you take this one small step. 

Eliminate fried foods.   Do we need to say why?

Cream sauces like Alfredo and hollandaise are loaded with fat. Use tomato-based sauces instead of cream.

Use lemon juice or low sodium soy sauce for flavor.

Don’t skip meals.  When you do, you eat more at your next meal and usually eat the wrong foods.

Read labels – check fat, sugar, and carb content.

Stop buying on impulse.  Never shop for groceries without a list.

Avoid shopping when you are hungry – eat first!

Shop for groceries once a week and only buy from your prepared list.

Head directly to the fruit and vegetable aisles when you enter the grocery store.  Fill up your basket in these aisles and you’ll be less likely to buy binge food.