Have you read the book YOU: On A Diet
? You might be able to find it at your library. That will give you some very good basic information.
There are many methods of losing weight safely and for the long term. There are also dozens of fads that may work for a week or two, but that's the end of it. When trying to choose a plan, think about your lifestyle. For example:
- Do you make your own foods, or does someone else do the cooking?
- If someone else cooks your food, like a parent, would they be willing to cook differently for you?
- Do you have a job? Do you go to school all day? How can you plan your food around that? Would you have to take your own lunch, for example?
- Do you enjoy food preparation, or would you rather heat up something fast, like a frozen dinner and some salad?
- Do you need to eat what's available if you can find good choices? For example, at a cafeteria, or a restaurant?
- Do you like a structured plan with lots of support IRL? In that case, maybe a program like Weight Watchers would be good.
All of these can help you decide what program is easiest for you to follow. Then it's just a matter of making a choice and sticking with it.