3. Enjoy meals at home as often as possible, at least one meal per day. According to Katherine Bauer, PhD, in Today’s Dietitian, “We’re seeing more and more consistently how important family meals are,” noting that this doesn’t necessarily mean dinner. Whether it’s breakfast or dinner, Bauer adds that, “whenever families can find the time to sit down together, it seems to be a good thing.”
4. Rid your pantry of super-sweet or super-fattening foods and snacks.
5. Avoid the fat-free fallacy. Saying no to all fat — including healthy ones like olive oil and avocado — is not only boring, it’s also dangerous. Even low-fat diets are completely worthless for weight loss, according to a recent review of 53 studies and nearly 70,000 people published in The Lancet.
6. Make more time for exercise, but make it fun. Instead of saying, “Hey guys, let’s go exercise for an hour” consider saying, “Hey guys, let’s go on a bike ride!”