Replace sweets with fruit. Benefits- less refined sugars means less calories and additives and no vitamins, minerals or antioxidants which are found in fruit.
Be mindful in portion size, choice of foods and time-Remember what your goals are and make your calories count (don't waste calories if you are trying to reach a goal)
Eat out less -Benefits:less sodium,less fats,less starch,more alcohol and saves money
Get a good night's rest.Benefits: Lower cortisol levels, lower appetite,reduces overeating,
Reduce sugary drinks such as margaritas, daiquiris, frozen drinks, Long island iced tea etc. Wasted calories. Wine, light beer,clear rum, vodka etc
I hope this helps just a little bit in this very challenging endeavor.