To lose weight, burn more calories than are eaten, exercise and limit salt in the diet, as stated by WebMD. Burning 500 calories more each day than are eaten results in a weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds in a week's time.
Eat more vegetables to help satiate the appetite and feel fuller, as recommended by WebMD. Drinking plenty of water can help provide a feeling of fullness, and removing tempting foods from the home can eliminate temptation and potential cheating. Eating only while seated at a table and only from a plate can reduce so-called "grazing," which is mindless eating. A daily diet journal can also help.