I'm serious about shedding some pounds and eating healthy food. It's hard at first especially for Asian (Filipina) like me who loves eating rice and pasta noodles, fried/greasy food and usually salty ones but it's a matter of getting used without them. I always check food labels, the calories and sodium. I stay away from processed food and focus on more veggies and fruits. It's been a month and half that I don't drink soda (diet coke), I was able to control myself even I was superly craving for its taste. I am on water and green tea. I must admit I miss french fries, hash brown, bagels, muffins, donuts, cakes, cookies, chips and soda but they are not good for me so it somehow relieved me from regretting not eating them. I need to shed a 15-20 pounds to be at my ideal weight. I practice having dinner before 6pm so there's time to burn calories before I go to bed and whenever I crave for something at night, I just scoop 2 tablespoon of cereal without milk and a cup of tea. I'm crossing my finger that I could finally say 'YES!, I did it". I believe everyday you always wake up with hope and dream is always free which people couldn't take a way from you 'your hope and your dream'.