advice from healthy lifestyle coach ANDREA METCALF: EAT PROTEIN WITH EVERY MEAL
Whether it's meat or a vegetarian protein like tofu or beans, Andrea Metcalf, a lifestyle expert and author of Naked Fitness: The Proven 28 Day Weight Loss Program for a Slimmer, Fitter, Pain-Free Body, says that protein at every meal is a must for keeping away those hunger pangs. "Eat protein with each meal to stave off cravings," she says.
ADVICE FROM FITNESS EXPERT KATHY SMITH: LISTEN TO YOUR HUNGER
Even if you can't fully change your diet for the better, one simple way to is to eat just a little less. And the easiest way to do that is by listening to your . Kathy Smith, creator of the "Ageless with Kathy Smith" DVD line, says to eat slowly, savor every bite, and pay attention to when you begin to feel full—otherwise you can consume more calories than your body needs at each meal.
"When you get the signal that you’ve had enough, sprinkle salt on the rest of your plate to avoid nibbling on the leftovers, " Smith says. "Those little bits of calories can add up quickly over the week."