Successful slimming is to be achieved by subtle changes in your eating habits and lifestyle. Put your knife and fork between mouthfuls, sip water with your meals and take smaller bites. The slower you eat, the less you’ll want. Banning your food is a fire way to make you crave them. A food diary will enable you to identify which foods/drinks you need to have a bit less when you’re likely to over-eat. Successful slimmers tend to make exercise part of their plan. Even 20-30 minutes of exercise a day will pay dividends. Add two weekly sessions of resistance training and you’ll be looking great much quicker. Look for opportunities to be more active in your daily life. Give yourself a treat for each pound and stone you lose. New clothes make a great incentive when you’re slimming down.