Make up your mind. Decide you are going to change. Partial commitment will yield partial results. Consistency is the key.
Think before you eat. Assess what you are considering to eat. Ask yourself, “Will eating this get me closer to my goal?” If not, make a better choice.
Eating for pleasure is distinctly a human experience. Choose foods on nutritional value not simply taste.
Food choices are a habit. Replace poor choices with good ones, and it will become a new habit. It is simple, bad food make you feel bad, and healthy food make you feel good.
Do not buy junk food. Similar to #4, omitting these foods at home will make a huge difference. If they are not around you won’t eat them.
DO NOT SKIP MEALS! The key is to keep you body’s metabolism burning all day. Food is your fuel. Skipping meals will lead to a decline in your metabolism.
Listen to your body. When you are hungry eat. Stop when you are comfortable, not when you are stuffed.
Be honest with yourself. Half a cookie still contains calories. Little bites throughout the day add up to a meal. Everything counts, so count it!
Weigh and measure food for a week. This may be inconvenient, but can be very valuable in educating oneself about nutrition. ( Here is a food scale that I like )
You have to move. Incorporate more movement into your daily routine. Park further away at work or at the store. Use the stairs, or start to exercise. Do not take the path of least resistance. It will pay off. And remember, BE CONSISTENT!