If you've ever tried to lose weight, you know how hard it can be. There are virtually endless lists of ways to drop those pounds. Let's be honest though. It's hard to remember them all and some of them are too difficult or time consuming to be worth the trouble. That's why we went to our friends at womanista.com and gathered the 10 easiest tweaks you can make to your meal plans so that you can lose the weight effortlessly. Each of these will take just a small bit of planning, but will pay off big in the end. I'll tell you one thing - you are not going to be sorry you made these tweaks a normal part of your day. Good luck!
1. Drink Water before Every Meal and Snack
Most of us struggle to drink enough water. Not only does that make you dehydrated and tired, "you might even confuse thirst with hunger and end up over-eating because of it," says Lisa Moskovitz, R.D. So get into a habit of drinking water—ideally eight to 16 ounces—before you eat a meal or snack to keep your appetite in check. Doing so has been shown to help you eat less during your meal—meaning you'll potentially eat fewer calories overall, says Marisa Moore, R.D.