The only solution that I have found that works long term is to eat healthier and healthier and healthier.
The question often is … what is healthier? To me that is:
Not eating out - restaurant and togo food is highly palatable, calorie dense, often nutritionally deficient. So if you eat out 10 times a week cut it back to 5 and then to 3…
Eating more fruits and vegetables - this covers a lot of bases.
Cutting out fiberless, high glycemic foods - sugar, soda, juice, white rice, etc. You might use this kind of stuff judiciously to fuel rides but tread carefully.
Cook at home from scratch - not out of a box or can. This is hard for lots of folks but it can be as simple as some meat, broccoli, sweet potato, & wild rice.
It’s pretty simple. If one does all of that, they will most likely lose a lot of weight.
Now, we do live in an obesigenic world so it’s really hard to resist convenience and bad foods. Quick, highly palatable foods are on every corner. They taste awesome. It’s like having legal drugs on every corner. It’s an uphill battle for some people.
I finally came to the realization that a “diet” doesn’t work. I always thought of a diet as a short term thing to lose 5, 10 or 20 pounds. Sure, you lose that weight but then you go off the diet and it starts coming back slowly. You really have to wrap your mind around changing the way you eat FOREVER going forward to achieve lasting change.
That’s all I got!