You might know somebody who lost a lot of weight in a short span of time, but when you met them several months or years later they were back to their previous weight or even heavier than before. That’s the so-called yo-yo effect that usually comes straight after a person went on one of the “fad” diets. The problems with such diets is that they promise quick results, which some people achieve, but because they are so restrictive people cannot stick to them for longer than a few months and they usually bounce back.
When you want to lose weight and keep it off, you might want to have a long-term plan. In other words, you will want to have a type of diet that you can follow for the rest of your life. It might not be that difficult. It is better to lose weight more slowly, but at least be able to keep it. There are some simple lifestyle changes that can trigger slow, gradual weight loss that can help you to live a longer and healthier life. For example, having the right tool to estimate your ideal weight can help you to set realistic goals. Then you should be ready to quit (or at least reduce) the intake of sugars in your life, dramatically reduce the amount of junk food you eat, etc. You will start shedding weight automatically after you start doing that provided that you have the patience to wait for the results a bit longer than a fad diet promises.
Lastly, you will need some motivation to help you to stay healthy and eat healthy, especially if those around you don’t seem to take care about what they eat (such as your kids). I personally found meditation for weight loss to be a very effective tool for my weight loss. I am not exactly sure how it works, but by simply typing on Youtube “motivation for weight loss” I was able to stay motivated. Of course, I watch what I eat every day. I never starve myself, but I like to use all sorts of calculators to see how I am doing.