Be Conscious About Food   Going overboard on what you order at a restaurant can have a HUGE negative impact on your waistline.  Considering that a lot of restaurant meals are high in calories, you really have to watch what you eat before your entree arrives.  To save on calories, staying away from appetizers and the breadbasket is your best bet.   Keep Fruit Handy   Fruit is not only delicious, but it also helps with cravings!  When you’re craving something sweet, a piece of fruit will allow you to curb grabbing dessert.   Chocolate Shake   If you’re a chocolate lover, it might be difficult to stay away from sweet chocolaty treats.  But if you’re trying to lose weight, you’re going to have to stop yourself from eating so much chocolate – this is when a chocolate shake comes in handy!  Drinking a protein chocolate shake instead of reaching for actual chocolate can aid in killing your cravings.  Plus, there’s nothing wrong with having extra protein in your life!   Set Limits on Food   When you’re in a serve-your-own-food situation, you have to be really careful about how much food you put on your plate.  Overeating is the number one problem when trying to lose weight.  You have to listen to your tummy and know when you’re full.  Just because food is present, it doesn’t mean that you have to eat it!   Brush Your Teeth After Dinner   Brushing your teeth after dinner can stop you from eating dessert.  Once you have a clean feeling, you may not want to brush your teeth for a second time which means you’ll more than likely skip dessert.   Don’t Drink Your Calories   Drinking your calories is probably the worst thing you can do.  By drinking only water, you cut out extra calories that you would’ve had if you drank wine, juice, lemonade, etc.   Click here to view the article