Ok... I know this isn't necessarily a "cooking tip"... but it's an eating tip and I think it has a good point.
"Make sure that vegetables are the first things you eat at lunch or dinner. You'll fill up with fewer calories and less fat. Clean that part of your plate first or, if you're at a restaurant, ask for a leafy green salad before getting your entree. "
- Andrea Giancoli, registered dietitian and the spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics