Have you ever been a victim of bad dietary advice? Youre not alone. Weight loss tips change as frequently as the seasons; one month its cut out the carbs, and the next its eliminate the fat. Its (understandably) hard to keep track of all the fluctuating weight loss information, and thats why its better to set (most of) the nutritional stuff aside and focus on more pragmatic solutions to dropping a few sizes. The tips offered below dont involve extreme diets or overemphasize exercise, but instead rely on strategies that set you up for success.

Weight loss doesnt start at the dinner table or even at the grocery store; it starts in the kitchen. Stocking your cabinets with smaller-sized plates and clearing the cabinets of snacks are easy steps to implement portion control and avoid senseless munching. When it comes to eating less, planning when you eat is almost as important as what you eat. Big breakfasts with a focus on eggs, oats, and fruits are preferable to those that center around a bagel or Danish. And if you really want to pig out, do so in the morning rather than the evening. But lets just say youre one of those people who just cant stop snacking after dinner; a simple solution is to just brush your teeth 30 minutes after youve finished eating: Those cookies or cheese puffs will taste a lot different with a mouth full of minty freshness.

Weight loss is definitely a challenge, but these tips will equip you with the information you need to conquer it.

Brush Your Teeth After Eating

Dentists dont recommend that you brush your teeth immediately after a meal (it can wear away tooth enamel), but brushing 30 minutes after dinner may prevent late-night snacking. The minty flavor that coats the mouth after brushing makes the idea of eating more off-putting.