Give Up on Dieting
Dieting only did one thing for me...I would lose weight and then put it right back on quickly. Diets are often hard if not impossible to stick to long term. I've switched to focusing on healthy eating and counting my calories. Using fit day figure out how many calories you should consume a day to meet your goal weight. I agree with Lizzycritter on watching the balance of calories you are eating. You will need to play around with this to find out which ratio works best for you. For me, I prefer to keep my Protein between 35 and 40%, Carbs 40-45%, and fat around 20%. Also, eat 5-6 smaller meals per day to keep your blood sugars even, help thwart off cravings, and keep you from feeling hungry.
Getting my priorities straight!
Starting Weight 9/15/10 175 lbs.
Current Weight: 9/22/10 169.5 lbs ( -5.5)
Christmas Goal: 145 lbs
Ultimate Goal: 125 lbs