With people becoming more and more conscience of what they look like there seems to be a growing trend. Everyone is looking for a plan to decrease their weight. This doesn't need to be the most challenging thing you have ever done. What it will require though is dedication from you. Desire is not nearly powerful enough to shed those pounds without some assistance from you.
There are right ways and wrong ways to go about dropping weight and the strategies that I am going to provide you here are going to focus on healthy ways to lose weight. Aside from looking better on a beach people are trying to lose weight for health reasons so you should avoid trying to game the system.
The first thing you need to do is go out and purchase a scale if you don't have one. How are you going to accurately track your success and keep yourself accountable if you have no way of measuring your success or failure? This doesn't need to be an pricey scale. A simple 12 dollar scale from K-Mart will do the trick.
The next thing you need to do is set up a chart and post it somewhere visible in your house that you will walk by everyday. After that establish a regular schedule of weighing yourself. This should be at least weekly but I would suggest daily or every other day. This will help you stay accountable, and posting it somewhere you see it everyday will prevent you from being able to hide or not acknowledge that it's there.
The second recommendation that will help you begin the diet process. I am not even going to tell you to change what you consume. Just do not finish everything on your plate every meal. Eat all the same things that you have been eating just don't eat the same quantity. This will be surprisingly affective while still not changing your diet too drastically. Smaller changes will have a long term affect than if you were to try and drastically overhaul your lifestyle over night.
Lastly, you need to continue to add changes. Yes starting by shrinking meals will have a little affect and will only get you so far if every meal still consists of fast food. The key is to continually add changes until you are eating completely healthy and it feels natural to you.
Some changes could be cutting carbs out of your last meal of the day, only eating take out once a month, or eating more white meat instead of red meat. I could list health recommendations to you all day here and that will not help you understand my point. The point is start adding all these tips that you probably have already heard about one at a time to your life and you will find that they stay there permanently.