How\u2019s your New Year\u2019s resolution going? There\u2019s a good chance weight loss was on the top of the list. Statistically speaking, on any given day 84 million Americans are on a diet. So \u2026 are you \u201cON\u201d? But in case you are struggling right now, remember \u2026 NOW is the perfect time to turn it around. Not tomorrow \u2014 tomorrow never comes. Right now. Mid bite. Push back from the table. Step away from the fridge. Put the fork down. In other words, it doesn\u2019t take a \u201cnew beginning\u201d of some sort to jump back ON. You don\u2019t need a \u201cMonday after a holiday.\u201d Don\u2019t wait until \u201csummer is over\u201d or even until the \u201cWednesday morning after our meeting\u201d arrives. Don\u2019t wait for anything. Right now. Back on track. Do it. Each additional bite does count. Each additional calorie becomes pounds you\u2019re going to have to deal with later. But most of all, with each additional forkful you are mentally digging in the wrong direction. Seconds count \u2026 and thirds and fourths. STOP. Remove the temptation. Get rid of it. Even if it costs you money by throwing it away. It\u2019s what I call waste (in your trash can) \u2026 or waist (around your middle). Write down what you\u2019re going to have for the rest of the day. Try to work on that on again\/off again mentality. Remember \u2026 you are always ON. Even when you slip up \u2014 you are still ON. This is your lifestyle \u2014 it\u2019s who you are, what you do. So if at some point while living this new lifestyle, you have more than you\u2019d like to eat, that doesn\u2019t mean you\u2019re OFF. It just means you made an unhealthy choice. Nothing more. So keep going with that new healthy lifestyle \u2026 all the way to goal. Kim Bensen, author of Finally Thin, was a lifetime yo-yo dieter who lost 200-plus pounds and has kept it off for more than 10 years. She owns the Kim Bensen Weight Loss Center and just opened Kim\u2019s Light Caf\u00e9 on Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton. For more information, tips and recipes, go to www.kimbensen.com.