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6 Ways to Say 'Yes' to Weight Loss

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6 Principles of Smart Eating

Written by Melinda Hershey, Health Educator

We hear all the time that in order to lose weight, we're supposed to constantly say ''no'' to things. But it doesn't have to be so negative! Here are six smart principles to say ''yes'' to that will help you look and feel your best in the long run.
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Principle 1: Say 'Yes' to Portion Control

When you first decide to lose weight, you might approach the process thinking that you won't be able to eat any of your favorite foods anymore--but that's not true! By using portion control, you can literally have your cake and eat it, too.

Instead of munching on your favorite snacks straight from the bag, measure out the proper portion size into smaller containers so that you'll always eat the correct amount. When you go to a restaurant, ask your server to box up half of your meal before your food gets to the table. Every time you say ''yes'' to portion control, you're saying ''no'' to excess calories, feelings of uncomfortable fullness, and weight gain, while still getting a taste of all your favorites.

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