To keep track of mindless snacking and how much you are eating throughout the day keep a food diary. At the end of each day, you can read over all of your food choices, see where you’re trouble areas are and fix them. A food diary also helps the amount of calories, healthy proteins and fats. So you can see what is working in the battle of the bulge.

Eliminating 500 calories from your daily diet will equal 1 to 2 pounds a month depending on if you add a little exercise with it.