#12. Prepare Your Own Meals
Going out to dinner or meeting a girlfriend for brunch is always fun, but even if you go to the healthiest restaurant on the block, you can’t always trust that every dish is going to be diet friendly. Hidden calories come in the form of added fats and sugars, so it’s hard to know exactly how many calories you’re consuming. The majority of your meals and snacks are best prepared at home to help you keep track of your caloric intake. On Sunday night, pack salads for the week or make a big pot of one of these 300-calorie soups. Prep snacks for the week too, and when it comes to dinner, whip up a healthy recipes instead of ordering takeout.