I think for me, the most important thing to remember is that the only thing ath enters your body, enters through your mouth, so you have a choice in what you weigh. If you take in more than you burn off, it is a simple matter of mathmatics. If you want to lose weight, you have to put in less than you want to burn off.
I know that it is not for everyone but I eat 1200 calories a day. I walk up to five miles a day. If I am going to indulge in a treat, I walk longer.
The body and weight are very simple concepts.
If ya eat your five veggies a day, and five fruits, and you poteins, with lots of water, the weight should fall off. I have never seen anyone get fat on fruits and veggies. My grandpa used to tell me that I could eat buckets of broccoli and not gain a pound and he was right.
We tend to fall into eating out of habit, pleasure, stress, social situations, etc. Our body is our temple and we should treat it as such.
We can't control what goes on around us, but we can control our bodies and what we put into them.
stepping off of my soap box now,