The reality :
Losing weight means a negative result of the substraction of calory intake less calory use each day. A woman requires around 1500 calories (a male around 2000 calories) per day to stay on weight. That includes EVERYTHING
that enters your mouth !
Even a cup of tea without sugar without milk contains calories !
Your daily intake should include things like vitamins and other "musts" : you do NEED
veggies, you do NEED
proteins, and - yes - you do NEED
some fat daily.
What you should do : make a list of EVERYTHING
you eat and drink on a day.
Including water (of which you should drink at least 2 liters each day).
Calculate from that list the total amount of calories entering your mouth.
See where you can reduce that intake. Out goes chocolade, out go cookies, out go alcohol, out goes sugar, out goes cola and any other sweet softdrinks, out goes any fat (there is much hidden fat in foodstuff - more than enough for your daily intake). Reduce intake of other carbohydrates , INCLUDING
And no more quarter pounder burgers with mayo and chips on the sideline !
Forget the existence of MacD and BurgerKing !
If you ever want to eat a burger : prepare it yourself ! KNOW
what you eat !
In stay veggies and some limited amount of protein. Eat daily a salade of lettuce , tomatoes, and cucumber.
Eat daily at least 3 pieces of different fruits. An apple a day .... And that is only on the intake side !
Now the outgoing side :
While you reduce the intake of energy, you now also have to increase the loss of energy inside your body, and the only way to do that is by burning up fats and carbs. START EXERCIZING
! Use a bicycle instead of your car. Walk instead of using other means of transportation. Go to a gym. In your spare time take up a delivery job : start delivering daily newspapers, mail, or advertising stuff : besides that it uses energy, it also makes you fit. Make a list of all the things you do on a daily basis, and see where you can change your habits to one in which you use more energy.
People who run a (half) marathon eat the day before a pasta meal to get a lot of extra energy in their body to consume the next day. But if you eat pasta and do not run that marathon, you add another pound or so to your body weight.
The problem with dieting is that most people have no idea how their body functions and how and why they keep gaining weight.
Now : at least I gave you the basics of that.
It's up to you now to reduce that calory intake, and increase that calory consumption !