I don't diet. I changed the way I eat for life. But I had help. As a student of nutrition for a couple years, and then working as a ghostwriter for a nutritionist, I really learned a lot about healthy eating. Of course, even knowledge can't always make you change. Going Gluten Free That was my first step. I was having stomach issues, and per a friend of a friend, I made the choice to cut out gluten. What an amazing thing that has been. My stomach issues, though not all gone, are over 75% non-existent. For weight loss purposes, I chose to limit the amount of GF bread and pasta I eat, as they tend to contain more calories than their gluten filled counterparts. EFT and Hypnosis I used alternative therapies to help cut my snacking. I tried hypnosis first, but it didn't work. Then I found out about Sandy Zeldes at Eat Like A Goddess. Sandy became my EFT Mentor and taught me how to use tapping to remove emotional barriers that were causing me to snack. Portions My boss the nutritionist didn't believe in portions. He believed that if you ate the right foods (mainly fruits, vegetables and whole grain) you don't need to watch how much you eat. However, I am a meat eater. I like it and I don't want to stop. So I make sure to follow portions for those foods that need to be portioned for proper health and wellness. What do you do to stay healthy and eat right?