Since sudden, drastic changes don't last as they are often too restrictive, gradual changes are often a much better strategy. There are various small strategies we instantly dismiss thinking they have no real value over the long term the truth is that small habits can really add up and make a difference over the long term. Here are a few ideas you can use to get started:
Control your cravings
It can be easy to give into cravings without really understanding what they really mean. Food cravings can often signal certain nutritional deficiencies we have. Understanding the message and finding healthy substitutes is often a smart idea as it will help us feel less guilty when we choose to satisfy cravings. If you find it hard not to feel guilty when indulging make a promise to yourself to compensate by moving more and stick to it.
Eat more mindfully
Although the choices you make at the dinner table have the most noticeable effects over your waistline, mistakes at the dinner table could be making the problem worse than it needs to be.
Habits such as chewing slowly, opting for a slightly smaller plate, catching the eating pause or stopping when you are about 80% full can really make a difference over the course of a year. None of these changes are very complicated yet they can help you slim down a bit without making too much effort.