More Than Weight
Don’t just use the scale to measure your success, there may be reasons you are gaining weight and still losing fat (such as gaining muscle or retaining water). Be sure to measure your body mass index (BMI), here is a link to a free BMI calculator.
It used to be all the rage to simply watch your calories. Now, it seems people are concerned with how many grams of fat or carbs an item has, sometimes overlooking the calorie content. This is a mistake, make sure you look at both fat and calorie content.
Stick to it
Achieving success in your diet will require hard work and sacrifice on your part. However if you accomplish this goal, almost every area of your life will be improved. The more difficult the challenge, the greater the reward!
Like anything else in life, the more knowledge you have about a subject, the more likely you are to succeed in that area. Dieting is no different.
Join a health club
Join a local health club. If you can make exercise a social event, you’re more likely to keep it up. If you can, have a friend join with you to make it even less of a chore.
Watch your salad dressing
Many people think they are eating healthy by ordering a salad, but normal salad dressing may contain over 30 grams of fat! Make sure you order “low-fat” or “non-fat” salad dressing. Not only are you saving the fat, but low-fat dressing tastes so good these days, you probably won’t even notice the difference.