Most diets end with a binge. Avoid this pitfall by wiping out the hungries. Grab 1/2 a cantaloupe for 50 calories OR some boiled cabbage with salt, pepper and no calorie butter.
During hot months, take care to wear a hat while walking and exercising outdoors. A straw hat is one of the better choices as it allows 'vents' for air to circulate while blocking out the sun's harsh rays.
Spaghetti sauces at your local market can be very pricey in calories. Look for those that hover around 50 calories per serving rather than those that fly over the 100 calorie (or more) per serving mark.
Crash dieting just isn't allowed.
Rather than a chocolate chip cookie, opt for a graham cracker. It's larger anyway, is lower in fat and in calories.
Mix shredded veggies with the leanest cut of hamburger meat to create leaner, tastier burgers.
Black beans make one beautiful burger. Simply mash, add chili powder, press into a patty and 'fry' in a non-stick pan using butter flavored non-stick cooking spray.
Add up all the calories consumed throughout the day and don't go over your target number (the amount of daily calories your new weight requires). Once you have consumed your calorie limit for the day, stop eating.
Avoid energy bars, protein bars, low carb bars, health bars - most of which contain more calories and fat than a candy bar.
Fly away from wings with skins! It's very difficult to remove skin from chicken wings, and so what the dieter ends up eating is basically chicken fat. Add sauce to that and the calorie count has just flown the coop!