CNN's Fit Nation has a list of sneaky ways to help us achieve our goals today.
I know for a fact several of these will work. For instance, am I the only person who chooses to drink a diet soft drink because it "goes better with the chips" I want to eat, and if I drink a water, I won't feel like eating the chips?
Is this insane, or what? It's certainly self-defeating, yet I can clearly remember thinking exactly that when I'm making a decision about what to drink.
I especially want to give an honest effort to the visualization technique. I have used that successfully for other things in the past, and I believe it's very powerful.