We all know that dieting and exercising are the two key pillars of weight loss. However, there are some minor behaviour modifications that can help weight loss as well. I picked this from a pamphlet in my doctor's office. They seemed like common sense ones and wanted to share... Evaluate what behaviours, activities or feelings trigger eating Don't use food as a reward for desired behavior Drink plenty of non-calorific fluids, including water daily Change usual eating places; avoid eating while involved in other activities Make an effort to eat breakfast and small, frequent meals. Eat fresh fruits and raw vegetables at least 4 times daily Eat slowly, putting your utensils down between bites Weight should be checked on a weekly basis only. Clean high calorie, low nutried foods out of cupboards Keep busy so the focus is not on foods Shop from a healthy food list and not when hungry Leave the table soon after eating and don't feel a need to finish everything Trim fat off meat and skin off poultry Break the habit of nibbling while cooking or cleaning up from meals Try low fat and low calorie food items (the taste keeps improving) Exercise along with television exercise programs or during commercials when watching television Nothing breathtakingly new, but something to keep at the back of our minds!