This week's Smart Living shows us small changes that can help us drop pounds.
With almost 70% of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese, everyone can benefit from a more nutritious diet.
Here are some little steps to take that can make a big difference for your figure.
A study from Cornell University found that 70% of women want to lose weight, but shedding extra pounds isn't always easy.
Some advice: Don't keep tempting treats at home. If it is around, you'll eat it!
Another tip: Make it quick and easy to eat healthy.
Keep pre-cut veggies and fruit handy for a fast snack, or instant brown rice for dinner so that you won't be forced to go to the drive-thru when pressed for time.
Also, try spicing up dishes.
Capsaicin, the spicy part of peppers, boosts your metabolism and quiets down your appetite so you feel fuller sooner.
If you're eating healthy but still can't seem to lose weight, your so-called healthy foods could be to blame.
Fat-free flavored yogurt, even those flavored with fruit, can have up to 15 grams of sugar in 6 ounces.
Veggie omelets can also be deceiving. Usually the vegetables are drenched in oil or butter.
Next time, ask for your omelet "dry" to save calories.