These are some great tips to follow. It a nut shell this is basically what I do. I set a goal for myself, something big. Then I set little goals on how I'm going to accomplish that. I take it step by step, bite by bite, and day by day. I drink tons of water. No matter what situation I'm in I always try to eat the healthiest option possible. I pre plan and pack my own snacks and food. I eat every 3-5 hours in order increase my metabolism. I try to limit bread and carb in take to one or two servings a day, preferably in the morning. I don't eat things I don't like but I find healthy things that I do like. I personally eat my carbs for breakfast to kick off the day right. I never skip breakfast an I try to eat a citrus fruit for breakfast to help increase my metabolism. I eat a lean protein, good fat, and good carb every time I eat. This gives me a well balanced diet and helps me burn calories more efficiently. I try to eat new foods and try new things so I don't get bored and to keep switching it up so I burn maximum calories. I don't drink pop. I don't eat sweets. I rarely ever eat out. I try to eat as many whole natural foods at possible. I usually get in 5 fruits and vegetables every day. Even though veggies are the hard one for me. II work out 6-7 days a week from medium to high intensity. I switch up strength training and cardio. I just try to be moving all the time. If I'm at home I'm going for a walk, moving around the house; I'm not sitting on the coach. Sometimes I rest obviously but I just try to stay on my feet. I also try to switch up my workouts so I don't get bored. I have done rock climbing, boxing, turbo kick, yoga, hot yoga, cycling, Zumba, crossfit, lifting... The list goes on and on. Train your body fully. Love your body. Don't do a bazillions abs because you hate your stomach. Love yourself and push it hard because you know you can handle and you want to show everyone who you are and what you are made of. I'm sure there's more that I could say or other things I do but that's a basic run down of my diet and exercise. Ohh and I also log my food and exercise in an app called mynetdiary.. You can also use my fitnes pal. It helps me keep track of my progress, my calories, and how much I'm working out. It's why I have been successful and I highly reccomend recording those things. It makes you more aware and will help you know how many calories and how much you should be working out. Although an app is only a computer device it doesn't know you so make sure you are always doing what's right for you. And don't forget that sleep. Getting enough sleep will help you to lose weight properly. Lack of sleep and stress will cause you to not lose weight as efficiently. Last thing.. Love what you do, have fun, love the food you eat. If you want to work out with a friend. Dance around. Be happy. If you aren't you won't be successful. Positivity is the key to success. If you don't believe you can do and are unhappy you won't. Believe you can, be positive, and kick ass.