There are many ways that you can lose weight but the only thing that you need to really be successful with weight loss is the desire to do it. Without this desire and the right mind set you can do any diet on the market and still not be successful.
To have the desire to lose weight you will want to think about and maybe even make a list of reasons why you want to lose the extra pounds such as get healthier, play with your kids, wear the latest fashions, to be in a marathon. Without goals you will feel like you have nothing to work towards. Always have a goal which will give you a desire to lose the weight.
You will want to make a lifestyle change. You may be able to lose the pounds quickly but then once you go back to eating normally you will gain it back plus some. So always think of dieting as a lifestyle change in order to keep the weight off.
When losing weight you will find that it works faster if you have an exercise plan in place also. At first it will be hard to get moving, but soon after a few weeks it will be easier when you see your body changing shapes for the better. Once you see that you are making a change, you will be more motivated.
Make your goals before you start exercising, get the desire and then stay motivated, you will not lose the weight overnight but you will notice a difference in just a few weeks.