Calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index)
The BMI is widely used by professionals to distinguish between the different weight classes. Essentially, this is a ratio of your body's height and weight. To calculate your Body Mass Index, you will first want to weigh yourself and measure your height.
To calculate your BMI, just plug the numbers into the following equation.
BMI = [Weight in Pounds (lb) x 703]/[Height (in2.)]
Step on the scale everyday
It may seem counterintuitive to be stepping on the scale everyday but it turns out that it could be a beneficial habit to develop. From my own personal experience, I have found that I kept myself more accountable when I've started the day off by stepping on the scale. If anything, keeping a tab on the weight that you have loss could actually help you to prevent gaining back that weight and by checking your weight everyday, you will be able to tell causes a significant fluctuation in your weight should there be one.
Snack often during the day
If you get hungry during the day, rather than subsiding to the temptation of eating an extra meal, eat a snack. Almonds are something that I use to snack on during the day when I get a bit hungry. What's so great about almonds? Well, they are rich in nutrients and provide hefty servings of monounsaturated fats, proteins, and fiber, which in combination will give you the satisfaction of being full without the full-blown meal. Experts also agree that almonds, when supplement with a healthy diet, will help you drop weight.
Breakfast any time of the day
High-fiber cereals are a great meal replacement and really useful if you're looking to shed some pounds quickly. Eating cereal as a substitute meal will definitely help you to lose some weight if your normal meal regimen is something high in calories. You will also be able to reap the benefits of incorporating milk into your meal with the added calcium and vitamin D.
Set a goal with a buddy
Find a buddy to lose the weight with you. Not only will you be able to keep each other accountable but you can even go as far as making a friendly wager to see who can drop the most weight. Most men will actually improve and exceed their weight loss goals when it becomes a competition. Take advantage of the fact that competition can bring out the best in you. You could also work out and participate in athletic activities together.