Number 2: Ask your doctor to help determine your metabolic rate. This is how fast your body burns off calories.
Number 3: Consume less than or equal to the amount of calories you burn off.
Keep in mind you can still eat just about any food but the portion sizes are essential.
Having a filling, nutritious breakfast is essential to jump-start your metabolism each day. Eating 6 moderate meals (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack) is the best. Water fills up your stomach. Eating 2 cups (16 oz) before a meal will actually get you to eat less.
Manage your will power. Don't give in to cravings. You can eat nutritious sweets in place of those that will just turn into unhealthy fat.