While there’s plenty to be said for the tried-and-true strategy of daily calorie counting, many people seem to easily manage their weight by simply following a few “food rules” they’ve set up for themselves. They know which foods (or eating behaviors) get them into trouble – and they also know that as long as they stick to their self-imposed rules, it doesn’t take much more than that to keep their weight in check.
For instance, here are a few of my food rules:
- I don’t drink fruit juice
- I have a fruit and/or vegetable at every meal and snack
- I don’t drink wine during the week
- I don’t eat deep-fried foods