Getting your ass on the scale
As terrifying as the scale can be, monitoring your weight, whether it's weekly or monthly, can help you stay focused on your goal, Dr. Grunvald says. Obviously there's a lot more that goes into your weight than just fat percentage, but being aware of the number is a great way to stay motivated.
So don't be afraid of the scale; you weigh what you weigh, whether you know the number or not. One major caveat, though: if it becomes a daily obsession, or the source of major anxiety and depression, then back off.
Going through your pantry and throwing all the shit away
Everyone has a weakness. Maybe it's chocolate chip cookies, or potato chips, or wine, or those salted caramel taffy-like candies that you just can't stop eating, no matter how hard you try (hypothetically, of course). The best way to avoid these trigger foods? Get rid of them! Keeping your environment free of food temptations is the only surefire way to stop eating them.
Yeah, yeah, it's painful to throw away food, but if you're serious about dropping pounds, you'll appreciate how valuable this approach is. It's not like you can NEVER eat a potato chip again; just look for smaller servings somewhere outside of your house, rather than keeping a full, tempting bag in your pantry.