7 Foolproof Rules for Changing Your Diet
Personal trainer Jim Karas suggests that you build a support system by telling friends and family about your plan.
Don't Suffer from "Portion Distortion"
Most of us have no idea how many calories are in certain foods. You have to read labels and learn to eyeball the caloric values of portions. Buy a measuring cup and a food scale—not to use forever, just until you get a handle on the actual calories you are consuming.