If you are looking to the food pyramid for weight loss, some other tips include a food journal, a support system and taking pictures of yourself to track progress. Ask friends and family to encourage healthy eating using the food pyramid and ask them to keep the junk away from you. Use a notebook to record everything you eat. This will help you to understand if your portion sizes are too large and identify trouble foods. There may even be a correlation between stressful times and an increase in poor eating habits. Identifying these habits will help you break them. Take a picture once a month for comparison. View more healthy tips at www.hsph.harvard.edu.