Get your to-dos and must-dos under control.
"[My team] recently conducted a six-week program at an investment firm. Before we started with one-on-one sessions, we gave all the participants homework: Increase their hydration, exercise effectively (only 100 minutes per week to start) and sleep seven hours a night. We thought they might think we were wasting their time with such rudimentary requests. But when we weighed them after the first week, 31 out of 33 newbies had lost weight. When you get your essentials in order, you feel confident and in control and you can tackle other areas of your eating."
From The Little Book of Thin: Foodtrainers Plan-It-to-Lose-It Solutions for Every Diet Dilemma (Perigee) by Lauren Slayton, MS, RD.