I've got another little tip that will make a big difference in the weight loss department. We all know cardio is crucial in shedding pouns, but if you aren't doing weight training you are doing yourself a disservice. Light weight training, even once a week, will increase your metabolism in a big way. You don't have to do an insane amount of weight or worry that you are going to get huge. In fact, you don't even have to belong to a gym. Walk around the block with 3 pound weights. Or you could try using exercise bands for resistance. For some motivation and ideas you can go to Sparkpeople.com. It's a great first step to reaching you weight loss goals.