Carry your worst picture around -This may sound crazy to some, but it helps with cheating temptations., and when the temptation arises, take it out and tell yourself it isn’t worth it. Also, tape one to your fridge or pantry.
increase your fiber intake– It has been recommended by many to eat 30 – 40 grams per day, it will help keep you full.
Monitor your progress daily—A common reason we break our diets is because we don’t hold ourselves accountable. Come up with a system for tracking your progress daily. Put a chart up on the wall listing what you ate for the day. Accountability is what will keep you motivated and focused.
Don’t starve yourself—Trying to lose weight by starving yourself is one of the worst things you can do. Not only will it make you miserable and unhealthy, but it’s also a scientifically flawed approach. Your body needs to intake calories so that it can burn fat when you exercise.
Reward yourself occasionally (and in moderation)—Whenever you reach the mini-goals you set for yourself, reward yourself…in moderation. If you enjoy ice cream, enjoy a small sized serving of your favorite flavor. Or, you can reward yourself in another way—a shopping spree, a day at the spa, tickets to a sporting event, etc.
Ditch the unhealthy snacks—Snacks are a diet’s worst enemy. If your cupboards are full of unhealthy chips and other snacks, ditch them. Because a time will come where you’re looking for something to munch on, and if unhealthy options are around, you could easily break your diet. Instead, have healthy snacks on hand (fruits, vegetables, etc.). Also, avoid the snack machine at work by bringing healthy snacks with you.
Live a healthy lifestyle along with your diet—Dieting alone usually isn’t enough. You should also start exercising regularly and living an all-around healthy lifestyle. This means trying to break bad habits like smoking that deteriorate your health.
Take a shower or bath – When a food craving strikes, it will relax you, and keep your whole body occupied and out of trouble (i.e., the kitchen) until the craving fades
Brush your teeth, floss, gargle, or chew a stick of gum – immediately after your meal to stop yourself from eating more.
Chew sugarless gum while you prepare meals – It’ll keep you from tasting (eating) that extra serving’s worth.
If you are going to a restaurant, decide ahead of time what you will be eating. Stick to it.
So what do you guys use as tricks or tips to stay on track??