Don't be fooled by the empty promises of fad diets that tout fast weight loss for minimal effort. The sure-fire way to lose weight and keep it off, and improve your general health, is to adopt a healthy lifestyle over the long term. If you're following the South Beach Diet, you know that eating three balanced meals and two protein- and fiber-packed snacks a day will help put you on the road to weight-loss success. What else can you do to tip the scale in your favor? In Dr. Agatston's latest book, The South Beach Diet Wake-Up Call, he explains that a lifestyle that promotes healthy habits, including keeping your home organized, planning meals a week at a time, shopping smarter, and getting more—and better—sleep can help you stay focused on your weight-loss goals and keep you motivated to reach them. By following these basic strategies, you will not only shed unwanted pounds, if necessary, but feel healthier and happier overall.