11. Track Your Eating
One of the best ways to lose weight is to be honest with yourself about what you’re eating. If you have a bad memory or you need to see things in writing in order to hold yourself accountable, try keeping a food diary and then look back at your daily intake and reflect on where you can make changes.
12. Listen to Your Body
In order for a healthy lifestyle to last, you cannot deny yourself 100% of the time—you need to listen to what your body needs. If you are craving something sweet, have a bite of something sweet. Do not withhold food if you are hungry, because your hunger might be your body’s way of telling you it needs more fuel. When your body speaks, listen and give it what it wants (within reason of course).
13. Avoid Eating Late
If you eat food late into the night, your body doesn’t have enough time to burn off the calories it will store that food as fat while you sleep. Try eating your last meal (or snack) at least three hours before you go to bed at night. You’ll not only feel better in the morning, but you’ll sleep better at night and will likely see a difference in your waistline as well.