11 food habits that help you lose weight

Add these habits to your daily routine and watch the pounds drop off
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Eat five or six small meals or snacks a day instead of three large meals - 11 food habits that help you lose weight Images: Thinkstock

Eat five or six small meals or snacks a day instead of three large meals

A South African study found that when men ate parts of their morning meal at hourly intervals, they consumed almost 30 percent fewer calories at lunch than when they ate the same amount of food at one time. Other studies show that despite eating the same number of calories distributed this way, your body releases less insulin, which keeps blood sugar steady and helps reduce hunger.

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