9 Simple Steps to Your Little Black Dress

Snack smarter


If you’re looking to fit into that LBD in the near future, I recommend limiting yourself to only one snack a day. Insert your snack at any time of day — whenever you tend to feel hungriest. When it comes to choosing snacks, 200 is the magic number that you’ll want to keep total calories below. To maximize staying power, choose options that contain both protein and high-quality carbohydrates, such as 6 ounces nonfat yogurt topped with berries; 15 pistachios and an apple; a small bag of soy crisps; or a cheese stick and an orange. If you get the urge to munch later in the day, snack on nonstarchy vegetables like sliced cucumber, bell pepper strips, baby carrots, or celery sticks (you can enjoy these low-cal vegetable munchies in unlimited quantities throughout the day).