When it comes to weight loss, it's tempting to say you're going to hit the gym every day and not eat a bite of junk food until you lose your desired amount of weight. But trying to be "perfect" will inevitably backfire. As soon as you break one of your rules, you may be tempted to throw the towel in and eat junk food for the rest of the day. Instead, try these strategies. They'll help you transform those strict "ideal world" rules (and inevitable disappointments) into realistic strategies for losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.