Remember that eating smart doesn't mean "dieting." It means eating some foods in smaller amounts and eating high-calorie and high-fat foods less often.
Always keep low-calorie and low-fat foods around. Use a shopping list, and don't shop when you're hungry.
Plan all your meals. When you're going to a party or out to eat, decide ahead of time what you can do to make it easier to eat right.
At a buffet table, choose wisely. At a friend's house, control your portions.
When you're hungry between meals, drink a glass of water or eat a small piece of fruit, and stay out of the kitchen.
When you really crave a high-calorie food, eat a small amount and forget about it, instead of resisting until you give in and gorge on it. If you don't trust yourself with just a little, don't eat any at all.
Stay active! Don't give up on your physical activity plan.
Find an exercise partner or exercise class to help you stay interested.
BMI stands for Body Mass Index. BMI = (Weight in pounds/Height in inches2) x 703. For example: A person who weighs 210 pounds and is 6 feet tall would have a BMI = 210 pounds divided by 72 inches divided by 72 inches multiplied by 703 = 28.5.
According to the NIH, your BMI score means the following:
Underweight: below 18.5 Normal: 18.5 to 24.9 Overweight: 25 to 29.9 Obese: 30 and above