Always Eat Breakfast: People who eat breakfast are much more successful at keeping weight off. When you skip meals, you become calorie deficient and usually end up binging later in the day.
Drink More Water: By replacing soda, alcohol or coffee with water, you can cut a significant amount of calories from your daily routine. Many people can effortlessly lose 10 pounds by simply replacing soda with water throughout the day. Be aware of alcoholic drinks as well - a jumbo margarita can have up to 700 calories. Also try drinking water before your meal. The water will help break down the food more effectively.
Make Your Own Meals: Restaurant food generally has more salt, more fat and more calories and is served in larger portions than food cooked at home. When you make your own meals, you can control the amount of salt and oil as well as the portion size. If you have to eat out, try splitting one dish between two people or ask for half the meal to be wrapped up before it comes to the table.
Reduce Your Stress Level: Many people eat more when they feel stress; the stuffed feeling makes them feel comfortable and helps them relax. Try other ways of relaxing, like a hot bath or a walk around the block. Also try slowing down, breathing and enjoying each meal. Say a prayer beforehand or take a moment to be grateful for the food you are eating.
Get Enough Sleep Each Night: Growing evidence supports that missing out on sleep can increase your appetite. Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
Keep Moving: Start with small changes like getting off one stop earlier on a train and walking the rest of the way or parking in the back of a parking lot. Take the stairs whenever possible. Instead of meeting a friend for coffee, meet for a walk, or a bike ride or take a dance class together.
Keep Track: Whether you keep a food journal or use a free weight-loss app on your smart phone, find a method that will keep you motivated and help you track your progress.
Be A Food Detective: Read food labels and don't eat anything you can't pronounce. Stick to simple, whole foods that will nourish your body.
Identify Your Temptation Foods: You know whether they are salty or sweet, fried or creamy, and you know that if they are within reach, you will want them. Do not keep these foods in your home or office and get support from your family and friends with these foods.
Take A Multivitamin: Everyone can benefit from well-rounded nutrients. Some evidence suggests that by adding specific high-quality nutrients to a well-balanced diet, you can improve your metabolism and many enzyme processes for greater vitality and health.
I pulled these simple yet effective weight loss suggestions from Joshua Rosenthal's book Integrative Nutrition. Joshua is the founder and director of the Institute For Integrative Nutrition, the school in which I studied and graduated. I strongly agree with, pretty much everything, Joshua covers in this book and highly recommend it for someone looking to totally change their views on food, the food industry, and fad diets.