Start your diet with a food diary, record everything you eat, what you were doing at the
time, and how you felt. That tells you about yourself, your temptation, the emotional
states that encourage you to snack and may help you lose once you see how much you
eat. There are quite a few good carb counting software programs on the market today
to choose from, my personal favorite is CarbTrack. A simple pad and paper works just
as well, but you must keep detailed records, in order to guarantee your success.
Instead of eating the forbidden piece of candy, brush your teeth. If you're about to
cheat, allow yourself a treat, but make sure it's a low carb treat. More and more grocers
are begriming to carry low carb foods, as the low carb diet's popularity steadily increases.
If you happen to live in a small community or rural area, don't fret, there are also tons of
great online Low Carb Marts to choose from, our favorite happens to be Netrition.com.
When hunger hits, wait 10 minutes before eating and see if it passes. Set attainable
goals. Don't say, "I want to lose 50 pounds." Say, "I want to lose 5 pounds a month."
Get enough sleep but not too much. Try to avoid sugar at all costs. Highly sweetened
foods tend to make you crave more. When baking, use Splenda, a great tasting sugar
substitute that can be found, along with about any other low carb snack, treat and item