8. Do not starve yourself if you want to shed those pounds and keep them off
This is a common mistake many of us do, when trying to find a way to lose weight. I've been there and from my personal experience I can say that skipping meals in order to lose weight is not working. First of all, it's very hard and distracting, as you can not stop thinking about food, and second of all, the few pounds I managed to lose came back in abundance the week I started eating normally. The thing is, starving ourselves puts our bodies in a "starvation mode" which basically means the body is trying to reserve the very same fat that we are trying to burn off. And don't forget what a toll it takes on your overall health and your metabolism... Eek!
9. Eat 5 meals a day, rather than 3 big ones
The more often you eat, the less hungry you feel before each meal, which inevitably leads you to consuming less when you eat more often. Just make sure the 2 snacks you have in-between the meals are actually healthy. Boiled eggs, or a piece of chicken breast and a salad will be the perfect choice. If you decide to have a yogurt or a fruit, have it after your salad or protein snack. If you need a little help, take a look at this list of How to Eat Five Times a Day.