Losing weight inevitably requires changing eating and exercise habits. Interestingly, it’s not always a simple calculation of calories in vs. calories out. Fortunately, there are ways to achieve eating less without feeling deprived, and sometimes it is the time spent being still that is just as important as the time spent moving.
Be mindful. There is a lot of attention on the benefits of being mindful, and this includes eating. Enjoy your food. Slow down. Savor every bite. If it’s not enjoyable, don’t eat it. Don’t just eat because food is in front of you. If you can be mindful around food, you will eat less. People eat mindlessly when they focused on something else, like while watching television. Eat if you are hungry. But be conscious of what you are putting in your mouth.
Another situation where people tend to eat mindlessly is free food at work. When food shows up at work free, people feel almost obligated to eat it. Don’t. Or at least consider whether you want it or not. If you do, eat it and enjoy it. But often it’s unsatisfying and unhealthy, and after eating whatever it is you regret it. But then do it again the next time.