Photography by Joe Kim[/caption] Successes: We're nearing the end of week two of the Six-Week Slim-Down challenge, and I'm happy to say I've stuck to my goal. I downloaded an app on my phone that tracks the food I'm eating, and it also includes a pedometer (this ensures I meet my daily walking goal). Whether you write down your daily food intake in a journal or track it on an app, I find accountability helps a lot when you're paying attention to what you're eating. When I feel hunger pangs, I make it a point to drink a glass of water first before looking for food. I didn't know this, but feelings of hunger and thirst are similar. And on that note, I have also upped my water intake, and swapped my morning coffee for tea with a pinch of sugar. Incorporating more salads and healthy grains into my diet keeps me full and also makes me feel better physically. I have more energy and feel better about myself now that I'm more conscious of what I'm eating. I also make it a point to pack my lunch for the next day as soon as I get home the night before. Getting this task out of the way before I settle in for the night makes me feel more confident that I'll stay on track the next day. Finally, here are some tips, tricks and resources I've enjoyed adding to my life over the past few weeks, and I hope you will too. How to develop healthy eating habits - In trying to keep up with busy schedules, many of us replace nutritious meals with unhealthy on-the-go snacks. These tips will help you understand your relationship with food and develop healthier eating habits for the whole family. Hunger-busters: 6 healthy craving substitutes - Got a craving that just won't go away? Ditch the junk and try one of these six healthy craving substitutes that will surely get your taste buds singing. Healthy eating strategies for sticky situations - Do you ever wonder if healthy eating is possible when you're out and about and have a sudden hunger attack? Good news: It is. Read on for amazing nutrition tips on how to cut calories and eat right in some of the most common sticky situations.