1.After breakfast, stick to water:At breakfast, go ahead and drink orange juice. But throughout the rest of the day, focus on water instead of juice or soda. The average American consumes an extra 245 calories a day from soft drinks LeptoConnect Supplement. That’s nearly 90,000 calories a year—or 25 pounds! And research shows that despite the calories, sugary drinks don’t trigger a sense of fullness the way that food does.

2.Eat three fewer bites of your meal, one less treat a day, or one less glass of orange juice. Doing any of these can save you about 100 calories a day, and that alone is enough to prevent you from gaining the two pounds most people mindlessly pack on each year.

3.Wait until your stomach rumbles before you reach for food. It’s stunning how often we eat out of boredom, nervousness, habit, or frustration—so often, in fact, that many of us have actually forgotten what physical hunger feels like. If you’re hankering for a specific food, it’s probably a craving, not hunger. If you’d eat anything you could get your hands on, chances are you’re truly hungry. Find ways other than eating to express love, tame stress, and relieve boredom.

4.Sniff a banana, an apple, or a peppermint when you feel hungry. You might feel silly, but it works. When Alan R. Hirsch, M.D., neurological director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, tried this with 3,000 volunteers, he found that the more frequently people sniffed, the less hungry they were and the more weight they lost—an average of 30 pounds each. One theory is that sniffing the food tricks the brain into thinking you’re actually eating it.

Give up sugar.Easy on foods that turn to sugar (breads, pastas, pizza, fried potatoes, and the like). Choose one at a time. Not potatoes, bread, AND mac n' cheese. Sadly how many do, and expect to lose weight. **These types of carbs tend to turn to paper mache, trapping all sorts of things. Without daily poops, mucus forms, which can turn into cysts and tumors. All the while making you crave more.Start your day with warm to hot water with lemon.

Helps get liver, gallbladder and digestive system releasing.Drink at least half your weight in ounces of water/day (best between meals).Chew food to a liquid. Will help you be satisfied with less, and help your body digest, absorb and eliminate faster.Use smaller plates, helps with portion control. As do smaller utensils.Chew food to a liquid. Helps slow down how fast we eat, get full on less, AND eliminate faster.Consider a side of probiotics with each meal (kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, lassi, kefir) or unsweetened ginger tea. All help your body digest food.Cook from scratch. At the minimum, go for premade meals that are real/few ingredients.

Even Costco has pretty incredible looking family meals.Plan a weekly menu, then buy ingredients for that and those alone.Shop outer four walls of grocery store. That's where most of the real food is. Real food = real people.Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Shop with your own bag or basket. NOT a shopping cart. Helps to buy no more than you can carry.Pack your own snacks AND water each and every time you will be gone, especially past mealtimes.Eat during hours that serve your body best (10-11am to 6-7pm). It is what many call, “intermittent fasting,“ tho really just following your body's natural/circadian rhythm.Instead of meat and potatoes, have something green with either. Meat and salad or baked potato with steamed vegetables.

The book, Fit For Life is excellent on PROPER FOOD COMBINING. 1st edition is best, and a very quick read. Authors are Harvey and Marilyn Diamond.Know what foods are weight gainers for your blood type. For B+ corn is one. For O's it's wheat and dairy. Interestingly, a recent allergy test came back high on foods I should avoid.Consider doing coffee enemas. They do more than help with pain and clean blood, they are INCREDIBLE for weight loss and natural healing of cancer. They are how Jack Osborne lost lots of weight, won in kickboxing AND beat his addictions. They are also what some holistic cancer clinics use. To the tune of FIVE/day. We crave what is in our blood, coffee enemas take that away. Be it food, drugs or alcohol. They are how I helped one get off three hardcore drugs. And what I use for pain.Sweat and movement. Excellent way to keep puffiness off and toxins out.Save treats for a special occasion (wedding, party, social gathering).

They are not a treat if we are having daily.Treat everyday like a special occasion. Meaning, aim to look and feel your best every day, instead of for an event of sorts. Many mind their “P's & Q's" to look their best for a one day event, when it should be the other way around.Careful with prescription drugs. Some side effects cause weight gain, men to grow breasts, and down yonder to shrink.If not eating organic animal products, you risk gaining more weight with the same ingredients farmers use to bulk up their herds and flocks. Hormones and steroids, to name two.Humans tend to eat more animal products than animals. Scared angry animals before being butchered = scared angry humans. All too often, before doctors do the butchering.Ask yourself how a certain food or drink will make you look and feel. For better or worse? Helps tremendously!

That and a mirror.In time consider seasonal detox. It'll help what ails you, free you of cravings, and keep toxic dis-ease producing weight out and off.Key to keeping weight off is by having at least one daily bowel movement. Like babies and pets that poop shortly after a meal. Constipation is not a disease but WILL INDEED lead to one. Diet can make or break us, while detox is a win-win.Eat healthy most hours of day and days of week.Losing weight and keeping it off is easy with self respect alone.Our goal should always be to feed our body, mind and spirit. NOT OUR TASTE BUDS. Doing so allows us to be satisfied with less.Whatever you eat, think long term and quality over quantity.

You can get full on less nutrient dense food than high calorie empty food.Volunteer and/or take a class. Both can help bring you to your purpose, and away from boredom binging and solitude snacking.Sunbathe at dawn, exposing as much of body to sun. Recently learned about a woman who lost 16 pounds by doing that alone. Has something to do with electrons. You can read more about it from Thaddeus Owen. It is a form of Biohacking.Patience is a virtue. For each year we abuse our body, it can take a month to undo. Should I remember more, I will add to this list. In the meantime, CHEERS!Do inventory of your kitchen (cupboards and fridge) at least twice a year. Warmer months and colder.Lastly, let how you look, feel, and THINK be your gauge. If all good, hakuna matata!