Most "diets," however, prey on an emotional person's frustrations for a quick fix and do not provide sustainability. Watch out for wild claims such as "Lose X # of pounds in X # of days", or "Eat these foods to burn belly fat," etc...
Ideally, you would take part in strength training to aid in maintaining metabolism and muscle tone, eat fiber-rich foods to fill you up, drink plenty of water and eat enough protein to fill you, help to avoid cravings and help to maintain muscle tissue. There is not a simplistic protocol to follow, but there is trial and error to figure out which foods and combinations work best for you and your life.
So, sustainability would have a foundation that looked like -
- Strength Training
Here are the habits successful losers adopted to drop those unwanted pounds:
Eat breakfast daily
Exercise approximately 60 minutes a day
Check weight at least once a week
Watch less than 10 hours of television per week
Maintain a consistent diet on weekends and weekdays
Track food intake
Plan meals on most days of the week
Track fat and calories
Add physical activity into daily routine
Own the “process”
Find out more about this book:Creating Habits for Lifelong Success: Success Workbook