The healthy way to lose weight is not through crash diets, fad diets or sudden exercise. Slow changes are always better in terms of food and exercise. Someone who had never exercised for many years should not run three miles every day.
On the other hand people who eat a lot will face problems if they start starving themselves. Make changes gradually. If done frequently, then even a light exercise like a walk can be beneficial. Someone who increases the amount they exercise, but maintains the diet and calorie intake, will certainly lose weight.
It is beneficial to all of us if we reduce the calorie intake by eating less but eating healthy. There is no necessity to crash diet. Crash dieting can cause a person to become very weak and tired. Try to avoid fatty foods, instead eat more bread, fruits and vegetables.
Eating around 300 to 500 calories lesser everyday can lead to losing around one and two pounds every week. This is a more realistic weight loss plan. Though the process is slow, it can cause long term weight loss.
The other techniques for weightloss are having water instead of juice, eating less lunch than usual, or having smaller portions of the food you like. Avoid eating too much during dinner and during snacks between meals. Reduce the consumption of alcohol. These can help you reduce weight without making too many changes in the diet.
All weight loss programs take time to show effects, but they will surely show effects slowly. After around a month, you can see the effects and also measure them.
Every time a person exercises, he burns calories and fat. So, stop being impatient and tell yourself that the results will slowly show effect. There are no shortcuts to lose weight in a healthy way.