Well I don't eat as many sweets on this diet as I did before. I also am trying to up my protein compared to 10 years ago. I find it's harder than I expected, especially when I want a snack. This means not eating as bread as I did before in hopes of losing weight faster since the first time it was a really slow weight loss. Last but not least, I've kind of through the scale away and will rely on my clothes. So far so good.