What are some ways I can help keep my appetite in check?
—SAM S., MIAMI, FL
For starters, eat a healthy and filling breakfast—a few eggs with avocado on a piece of sprouted grain toast, or steel-cut oatmeal with a tablespoon of nut butter topped with berries or bananas are both good options. Additionally, studies from 2011 and 2014 that were published in Nutrition Journal found that protein-rich snacking may control appetite; try noshing on snacks like string cheese, fruit, vegetables, lean protein, or nuts, which help you feel full and assist with weight loss. Also, aim for 16 ounces of water with each meal, and continue to sip throughout the day.
—JIM WHITE, R.D., A.C.S.M., is a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.