Eliminating certain foods from your diet is a recipe for gaining weight back. If, for example, you decide to cut out pasta, but you really like pasta, in back of your mind you probably know that you’re going to eat it again – and when you do, you may go way overboard. It’s critical to not cut out ANY foods from your diet entirely but instead learn how to eat them in reasonable portions. This is the only way to ensure that you’ll be able to maintain the changes you make and keep off the weight you lost.