What You Need To Do First:
Before you can start your weight loss journey,you need to do this very thing.You have to get real with you self.The way that you feal about your self and the way you think about food.I mean that you must be willing to utterly change the way you think and feel about those things.You chose the behavior you have.Meaning you choose the conseqences,so you must start choosing differently right here right now.If you don't have a pure and healthy love and reguard for your self,how can you expect anyone else too.You can't change what you don't acknowledge.From here on out you need to be an open book.No more being in denial.Once you have done that then you are ready.
1.Eliminate everything from your diet that you have been eating,that has kept you over weight.Like sugary foods and drinks.Fatty foods,and foods high in sodium,but you don't have to completely stop eating them.Just long enough to cleanse your body of all the toxins from those foods.You can eat those foods again,as long as you don't over indulge.The key in (self control).If you are having trouble with that,then you should hold off on eating these foods until you can control you self.It takes a bit to gain control,but once you do,you can pretty much eat what ever you want with in reason.Meaning don't make it a habit.
2.Try not to make sugar apart of your everyday diet.Once in a while is ok.Drink tea like green or black tea with 1/4 cup of sugar for the whole pitcher.These teas are great for weight loss and are a great fat burner.Also drink plenty of water.
3.Eat fiber.Things like leafy greens,veggies,fruits (especialy bananas),rice,oats,nuts,and seeds,and beans,
4.Eat plenty of protein.Things like peanut butter,string cheese,yogurt,lean meats,scrambled eggs,and beans.Protein keeps your blood sugar levels at a normal rate all day.Keeping you from going into hunger mode.You don't want that to happen because you will over eat,and you will gain weight.
5.Eat some starch.Things like baked potatoes,certain veggies,ect.These foods will curb your appitite through out the day.
6.Calories.Keep your calorie intake at about 1600 calories a day.Don't worry you can still eat plenty of food and not feel deprived.The key is to eat plenty of food without all the unwanted empty calories.Believe me if I had to starve my self then I would have given up along time ago.To maintain your wight you need to have a calorie intake of 2,000 calories.A person can only burn 2,000 calories a day without being active.The more active you are the more calories you need,because your body has to have fuel to burn.To gain a pound you have to have a calorie intake of 3500 calories a day.To lose a pound a week you need to reduce you calorie intake by 500 calories.1600 is still good for starting out.I would'nt go any lower then 1400 calories.
7.Portion size.This is another key to success.Eat from a small plate.Eating from a smaller plate makes the portion sizes look bigger.The thruth is,it plays tricks on you eyes and brain.It makes you think that you are eating alot when your really not,and you get a satisfied feeling.
8.Weigh in once a week.Keep a journal of each weigh in.
9.Keep a log of everything you eat everyday and how many calories you ate for that day.
10.Keep you self active,but only at a level you are comfortable at.Don't push your self to hard.
11.Join a weight loss group online.Groups are a great support.
12.Goals.You need to make small goals and try to achieve them,but don't force your self to get to them.Take it slow.All you have to do it try.
13.Don't beat your self up for making a mistake.This is not a quick fix,this is now a life style choice.Losing weight is only half the battle.Keeping it off is where you win or lose.You need to set a goal weight you want to achieve,but allow a good amount of time to acheive that.
14.Have a plan.Having a plan on how you are gonna keep the weight off you lost,and maintaining your new weight is what you need to be thinking about.Don't do it at the last second.Plan ahead.You can do this.
15.Always keep positive.
16.Have a good support system.
Things you need to know is that thier are many factors that come into play when losing wieght.Like age,health,metabolisum,and body type.Don't go to extremes when losing weight.Talk to your DR. to make sure that what you are doing is safe and right for you.