Introduction Know what you're eating Know what you should be eating It's a mindset You have to want to lose weight Understand why you eat Only eat when you're hungry Ask yourself why Change your habits Set goals Keep a diary Think positive Stand up straight Use affirmations Eat only in public Don't eat mindlessly Don't listen to the voice of doughnuts Don't believe the myths Spot the trigger Spot the trigger (again) Reward yourself Think half full Pretend to finish the packet Meet the family Tell your parents where to get off Expect fluctuations Live on credit, not debt Look at your assumptions Go on a part-time diet Use practical ploys Don't eat less, eat differently If you're going to have a second helping, don't have the first one Buy a smaller plate Don't finish it off If you can't resist temptation, avoid it Count to ten Always shop on a full stomach You can eat when you like... ...but be careful Always put food on a plate Don't buy food you don't like Check which snacks are actually high calorie Keep healthy snacks in the house Don't keep unhealthy snacks Make it a ritual Stop! Use stronger food Eat low cal Be label smart Grill, don't fry Get your vegetables in proportion Vegetables first Give up potatoes Never eat anything bigger than your fist Hands off the kids' leftovers Find something to do with your hands Distract yourself Snack as you cook Drink more Drink less Avoid diet drinks Take food to work Carry emergency rations Weigh yourself Switch off Get more sleep Don't get hungry Eat ahead Eat more slowly Pause between courses Eat with a teaspoon Eat more fibre Drink your food Eat little and often Watch those portions Always check the packet Divide your cheese Portion out snacks Recognise 100 calories Find a shortcut Show two fingers to cake Cut down snack portions Don't try to match Eat less, do more East less, do more Know how much you're burning Get off the bus Walk faster Get a pedometer Make everyday life more energetic Mind how you party Eat before you go Say no to nibbles Be last at the table Have two starters Dressing on the side Leave something on your plate Share the pudding round Rehearse saying no Cook your own Limit the alcohol Don't give up on yourself
It's not a fad diet or crazy calorie-counting weight-loss programme. Just loads of fun and pain-free ways to lose those annoying extra pounds.
Richard Templar is the author of the international bestselling Rules books. Over 2 million people around the world have enjoyed and now play by Richard Templar's Rules. The complete list of titles is as follows: Rules of Life, Rules of Work, Rules of Management, Rules of Wealth, Rules of Parenting, Rules of Love and the latest bestseller, The Rules to Break.