*Rethink What You Drink: Sometimes we drink things with out even thinking about the amount of calories or fat that are these drinks... speciality coffees and fruit juices are filled with calories and sometimes fat. Becareful and remember to count those drinks into your daily total if you're counting points or calories.
*Start with Small Steps: Start small, this is a lifestyle change not a race. Some of us can just jump right in and make major changes to our diets and activity levels and stick to it. Other of us have to take it slow and one step at a time, for example start with journaling all our intake, next increase our water drinking, than changing the type of foods we're eating, etc.
*Switch from White to Brown: If you have an option choose Brown (most-likely wheat or some sort of grain) over white... even chocolate - the darker the chocolate the more antioxidants to it contains.
*It Takes More Than Just Cardio: It's plain and simple the more muscle on your body the faster fat burns... so get pumping!
*Entertain Yourself While Working Out: No one says exercise has to be boring... find something you like to do; dancing, skating, bicycle riding, etc. The important thing is to get and stay moving.