30 Ways to Drop a Few Pounds

1. Water on Ice
Research shows that dieters who drink plenty of H2O lose more weight than those who don’t. Drinking eight or more glasses of ice water a day may help your body burn fat, according to studies. For an added benefit, add a slice of lemon.

2. Half Eddie
Divide your normal portion by two and save the rest for later. You’re likely to feel full on less food and you have lunch ready for the next day.

3. Go Meatless
On average, vegetarians have lower body mass indexes than their carnivorous peers. Give it a try… at least until you drop a few pounds.

4. Meditate
We all know that stress-eating can sabotage the best diet intentions. A short daily meditation of only five minutes can help you keep binge-inducing anxieties at bay.

5. Weigh in Daily
For some, the scale is not our friend. Others like the daily feedback and accountability. Weight will not sneak up on you if you weigh in daily. Try it, and see if the daily practice helps you control your weight.

6. Make it Interesting
Create your own weight loss competition for your workplace, family, or circle of friends for extra motivation. Check out and sign a contract with yourself to lose weight. If you don’t shed the pounds, your money will be donated to a person you designate, a charity you love, or to make it real interesting, a charity that you hate.

7. Drop the Chips
Remember the slogan “no one can eat just one”? Well, that’s the problem, potato chips are at the top of the list for foods that contribute to your weight gain. Sorry, Lay’s but we are going to have to let you go.

8. Eat More Yogurt