Big Breakfast and Lunch, Small Dinner
OK, so maybe you’ve mastered breakfast every day. But do you have figure-friendly lunch and dinner habits?
One bad habit Americans can’t seem to break is making dinner the biggest meal of the day. For many of us, life doesn’t slow down ‘til evening, when we finally have time to prepare and enjoy a meal. In fact, the big sit-down dinner is a family ritual for many.
While we certainly don’t suggest you skip the family dinner, it’s wise to go light on portions. Especially if the after-dinner family activities are sedentary, like watching TV. If you make a bigger dinner, have half and save the rest for next day’s lunch (as long as it’s healthy! Otherwise, the leftovers will leave you feeling heavy after your lunch break).
Another tip for halving the portions: dish up on the stove rather than at the table. Encourage everyone to wait 20 minutes before deciding whether to go back to the stove for another helping.