Dieters who keep track of everything they consume lose twice as much weight as those who do not.
One to two pounds per week is a good average.
Get a dress or pair of jeans that are too tight and hang them in your kitchen instead of the closet to keep yourself inspired.
People who do physical activities such as walking or biking for two to four hours a week lose extra pounds.
Eat regular meals and snacks. Try to add some protein foods such as yogurt, tuna, or chicken for most meals since protein helps you feel full.
When making your plate put smaller portions of food. It would also help to use a smaller plate. Portion control is a major key in losing weight effectively.
Dieters who have support from friends or loved ones lose weight faster than those who do not have support from others.
Get rid of the foods that sabotage your weight loss.
Fruit such as grapes, small apples, bananas and pears are easy to eat without much cutting or slicing. Place a bowl of vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and cucumbers in your refrigerator and snack on them to take the edge off of your hunger.
Sleep deprivation increases levels of a hunger hormone and decreases the levels of the hormone that makes you feel full. Lack of sleep also plays havoc with your fat cells and leads to overeating and weight gain.
Drinking 16 ounces, or two glasses, of water before meals may help you eat less.
What you eat late at night will not burn off before going to bed and will cause weight gain.