6. Dip Your Bread
Use olive oil in place of butter. It's healthier and may also help you eat less. In a recent study, dippers ate a total of 52 fewer calories on average than those who used butter.
7. Sprinkle Flax on Cereal
High-fiber, ground flaxseed can help curb your appetite and eliminate calories. Add it to yogurt or muffin and bread mixes. Available in health food stores.
8. Schedule a Blood Test
About one in every 12 women (most of whom don't know it) has an under active thyroid, which can slow down her metabolism.
9. Supersize Your H2O
Buy the big bottle when it comes to good-for-you stuff such as water: You'll drink more. Tired of plain water? Try one of these 6 Drinks That Shrink Your Belly.
10. Eat a Chunky Salad
Chop carrots, celery, sweet potatoes, zucchini or other veggies instead of shredding or slicing. It takes more effort to munch bigger pieces; you'll do more chewing and eat less during the main course.
RELATED: These 5 South Beach Salads will fill you up without packing on pounds.
11. Call a Friend
Fill loneliness with talk and companionship—not cookies.