Keep a weight loss diary to track your progress. When you keep your program organized, you have a better chance to lose weight. Never eat right before going to bed. If you normally go to sleep around 10, then you should cut off your food intake by 8. If you don't think you will be able to sleep without a snack, stick to water and a few vegetable snacks. Although there may be times when you cannot stick to the two-hour rule, try your best to avoid doing this. Inactive bodies store calories and fat. You can save money while dieting by preparing home cooked meals. Cooking meals that you make at home can help you lose weight.