Kathie Lee & Hoda: Drop 10 Pounds By Memorial Day
Did you ever think your weight loss problems could be solved by just using another plate? Kathie Lee and Hoda talked with Today diet and nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom about the best ways to lose a pound a week, just in time for bikini season. She went over the three major habits we all need to break: eating too large of portions, eating our food too fast and mindlessly eating food all day.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Use Smaller Plates To Lose Weight
Fernstrom said the first thing everyone needs to do to lose some weight is slim down your plates, glasses and utensils. She demonstrated on the show how the same amount of food might not look like a lot on one big plate but will look like a lot of food on a small plate where it covers the entire surface.
The same thing goes for a glass. Halfway up on a bigger glass may not seem like a lot, but if you dump the contents into a smaller glass, you fill the whole glass.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Slow Down Eating To Lose Weight
Taking your time when eating can also help with weight loss. Fernstrom said when you slow down your eating, you allow your brain to process how much food you have eaten, instead of gobbling down everything as fast as possible.
Fersnstrom suggested trying some of the following tricks to slow down your eating:
- Turn off all electronics and simply focus on eating.
- Use tiny utensils which make you eat slower because you don’t eat the same amount of food.
- Eat everything with chopsticks.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Stop Grazing On Food Throughout the Day
Fernstrom said her best advice for losing weight is cutting back on snacks. She said all the junk food needs to be out of sight so you don’t even think about it. Dump the candy out of the candy bowl on the counter and fill it with cherry tomatoes instead. Keep fresh food on the counter as well.
Fernstrom also said she loves prepackaged snacks that have 100 calories. They are small so they give you the satisfaction of eating the entire snack plus you only consume 100 calories.