Don’t Socialize on an Empty Stomach

Don’t Socialize on an Empty Stomach

If you can’t keep the junk out of the house, then at least try to keep its appearance to a minimum. If your S.O. just has to have their jolly ranchers, designate a “junk drawer” to keep them stashed away and out of your line of vision. “Maybe keep those less healthy foods out of the living room and in the kitchen in a special drawer,” says Crandall. Out of sight, out of mind. (Fun fact: The Google office in NYC told the Eat This, Not That! creator that hiding candy helped their employees eat 3.1 million fewer calories in just weeks! Get the scoop here.)

7 Forget the Doggy Bag
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If you spend every Sunday night at his grandma’s for dinner filling up on pasta and her famous ricotta cookies, try to avoid bringing home leftovers. Though the take-home goodies might be convenient and lessen your food prep for the week ahead, they’ll also take the place of healthier items you could and should be eating to stay on track with your weight goals. Enjoy the meal as it happens, but politely decline the take-home bag. And then employ this brilliant list of tips, instead: Meal Prep Sunday: 25 Tips to Cook Once, Eat for a Week

8 Get Busy in the Bedroom
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Yes, we are actually telling you to have more sex! Getting physical with your partner is not only a fun, non-food based activity, but it can also get your heart rate elevated and enhance your overall health, happiness, and physical fitness to a degree. But let’s be honest—do you even need any more reason to spend extra time between the sheets? Didn’t think so.

9 Don’t Socialize on an Empty Stomach
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Just as some people say not to going to the grocery store hungry, it’s also a good idea to avoid heading to events on an empty stomach. “Try not to go hungry to any pubs or social events, and prepare yourself for them by thinking ahead of time about what you should be eating and not necessarily what you want to eat. If you are picking what you want to eat definitely try to modify your portions,” says Crandall. Oh and don’t choose these 25 Foods That Make You Hungrier when you do finally eat!

10 Speak Up
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Time and time again you’ll hear that communication is key to a successful and healthy relationship, and that especially rings true when it comes to reaching personal goals such as losing weight. “I always tell my clients to focus on what they can do instead of what they can’t do. If you are in a committed relationship that may mean talking to your partner about how they can support you in your activity—whether that means going with you on a hike, a bike ride, a jog, or whatever your preference,” says Crandall. Follow these 25 Weight Loss Mantras Nutritionists Swear By to find a few rules that both you and your sweetie can get behind!

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