if you take your food with you, you won't be tempted to eat fast food
If you have a problem drinking water like me, I am not fond of the taste of water, Drink water first. don't drink anything else, except maybe your morning coffee or tea until you have had you 8 cups of water, I myself measure out 8 cups of water. With the measuring cup 8 is smaller
budget for everything, even the things you think you don't need like clothes.
Tell someone what your doing so that they can help keep you on track
I have been able to save a lot of money now that all my bills are due the same day. Ironically around the first of the month. I get paid twice a month so my second check is usually put into savings along with the money from my first check.