10. Cheat wisely.
Like sweets? Me, too. But sweets are about the taste, and taste can be quickly satisfied. I let 3 or 4 chocolate chips melt in my mouth, one at a time, after some of my meals.
The calories were negligible but the taste was nice … and I felt a little less like a food monk.
11. Weigh every day.
Many experts say not to step on the scales too frequently. That’s awesome if you’re on a long-term diet, but in this case regular feedback is important. You check your sales figures every day, right?
Weigh yourself at the same time every day so you eliminate variables. (I weighed myself as soon as I got out of bed.) While you won’t lose weight every day, you should notice a downward trend, and if you don’t, you need to adjust accordingly. Look back on what you’ve eaten and how you’ve exercised and determine where you’ve gone wrong.