The number one New Years resolution is losing weight. Yet, 95 percent of dieters regain the weight they lose. So why torture yourself? As a would be dieter, if you make small lifestyle changes instead of dramatic deprivations, you will achieve greater success. According to Dr. James Beckerman, cardiologist and author of The Flex Diet, The two most effective behaviors are easy and free: weigh yourself daily (and write it down), and keep a food diary. Its about making mindfulness part of your routine. Both behaviors are proven to help people lose more weight than dieting.