Diet & Nutrition

Tips and Tricks to Successful Weight Loss

By Shanayaa Mehta

For many of us, diets don’t work very well and some people find that making small changes to how they eat each day leads to more success, even if the weight loss is slower.

  • Kitchen Makeover: Start inside your kitchen and fridge. Keeping tempting foods around makes it so hard to stay healthy. Learn what to keep and what to throw away.
  • Avoid Diets and Make Real Change: Instead of changing how you eat overnight, use healthy eating tips to make small changes without dieting.


If you’re interested in a more structured approach or a diet, these resources will help you learn more about portion sizes, how to count calories and how to choose the best diet for you:

  • How to Calculate your Caloric Needs and Use it to Lose Weight: While the average calorie intakes for the NWCR members ranged from 1,300 – 1,600 calories a day, we all have different calorie requirements. One way to figure out how many calories you need is to calculate your BMR and activity level and reduce your calories from there.
  • Watch Your Portion Sizes: Do you know what one portion of protein should be? What about one portion of cheese? If you’re not sure, this article will help you visualize what normal portions should look like.
  • Count Your Calories: Keeping track of calories is another way successful losers make sure they’re eating less than they’re burning. This site allows you to search for the nutritional and calorie content of a huge variety of foods.

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