The best way to reduce weight is to eat food that help such as whole grain or unprocessed foods. Getting motivated to lose weight is not about setting a goal to lose 10, 20, or 50+ pounds. With that height and weight you are in the healthy weight range according to the BMI calculator. You may want to focus on toning/weights if you are unhappy with certain areas. For more details, visit http://www.nowloss.com/Weight_Loss_foods.htm.