14. Snack Smart
What do you reach for when the mid-morning munchies hit? What about your favorite late-evening snack? While choosing not to eat at all past eight p.m. can do wonders for your waistline, choosing smart snack alternatives can do even more. Instead of a big bag of chips, try a bowl of air-popped popcorn. Craving something sweet? A couple of squares of dark chocolate and a handful of almonds are a better choice than a candy bar. Prepare for those snack moments ahead of time. If you know you visit the vending machine at work a couple of times a week, put a smart snack alternative in your bag instead. Those snack calories add up fast, and making smart snacking choices can be one of the best decisions you make on your weight loss journey.