Before giving into your cravings, have a drink of water. The body can't tell whether you are hungry or whether you are just in need of a drink; so before assuming that you are starving, try a glass of water and wait about 15 minutes. This can save your waistline and your pocketbook as well.
Stay away from fried foods if you want to lose weight. You can use healthier cooking methods that are equally tasty. For example, you could try broiling, baking, poaching or steaming. Using these cooking methods can help you slim down more quickly.