It's no secret that restaurant dishes have hidden ingredients and calories. That's why cooking at home is a good idea for those who watch their weight. Whether you have just conquered the basics in the culinary field or whether you are already an experienced chef take note of what culinary habits can disrupt your weight loss progress.

It is not only about cooking incorrectly. The incorrect consumption of food can also prevent you from losing weight. We are so used to eating the wrong foods at the wrong time that we don’t even notice or think about it anymore.

Hopefully you won’t have any trouble losing weight after you read this article. There are only 5 tips but if you get rid of these habits your life will definitely change.

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#1 Everyone knows that evaluating the size of the portion on the plate should not be done by just a glance otherwise you will end up with extra hidden calories. Do not be be lazy to measure and weigh each ingredient.

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#2 Refuse to take a sample while cooking. Resisting the urge to try a dish whilst it is being prepared may seem impossible, especially if you are hungry. In this case, it is better to eat a handful of walnuts and a piece of avocado but if you do not want to spoil your appetite try chewing gum.

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#3 Drink enough water. If you drink less than 2 liter per day your metabolism slows down and there is no chance that you will lose even 1 pound. So don’t forget to drink plain water.

#4 Leave the rest for later. You eat well and realize that you are full but the dinner was so delicious that it is difficult to suppress the desire to continue eating. Does this sound familiar? Remove it from the table as soon as possible, wash the dishes and put food in the refrigerator out of sight.

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#5 Using a lot of oil. Yes, olive oil contains "good" fats but one tablespoon contains 120 calories. Although it’s not much, when you start using, for example, three tablespoons, it adds up. So try to avoid it.

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The BetterMe Team wants you and those close to you to live a healthy, happy life! Your health is a valuable thing; look after your body and your mind so that you can live your life to the fullest – Remember you only get one!

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