Those who think skipping breakfast is a great way to cut calories usually end up eating more throughout the day. Have a bowl of whole-grain cereal with fruits or something light such a idlis for a quick and nutritious start to your day.
Have your dinner as early as you can. This will give your body ample time to digest what has been eaten. Don't have paranthas or other heavy stuff for dinner. Rely on vegetables and enjoy a small bowl of light ice cream or frozen yogurt if you want something sweet after dinner.
Limit alcohol, fizzy drinks, sugary drinks and colas as these are packed with calories. Instead have fresh fruit juices, skim or low-fat milk, vegetable soups and juices and water.
Fruits and vegetable salads make you feel fuller and leave less space of other fatty foods. So, stock your kitchen with plenty of fruits and vegetables and at every meal and snack, include a few servings.
Add whole grains and fiber to your diet. Choose whole-wheat breads and pastas, brown rice, bran flakes, popcorn, and whole-rye crackers.
Instead of having three king-sized meals, have six smaller meals.
Throughout the day, do whatever you can to be more - take stairs instead of lift, park your car a little away from your office so that you get to walk, take your dog for a walk daily.
Adding a source of lean protein to each meal and snack will help keep you feeling full longer so you're less likely to overeat. So, have low-fat yogurt, nuts, peanut butter, eggs, or lean meats.
Use the low-fat versions of salad dressings rather than mayonnaise, cheese, dairy products, and other products.
Last but not the least, you have to exercise to stay in shape and lose weight. That's the best way to burn calories.