Originally Answered: do diet pills work? is there any alternatives to diet pills?
Plain yogurt is healthy.
Crisps are not.
Willpower is overrated. If your willpower is failing, you are asking too much of it. You need to structure your eating in a way that requires less willpower. You are not eating enough protein. Protein will help spare lean mass while losing fat, and also helps keep you full for longer.
IMHO, you should cut out all carbohydrates for a week. You (like me!) like them _too_ much. I suspect you are on a cycle where you eat simple carbs, feel good, burn them up, crash energy wise, feel terrible and crave more. Not all people have this problem. If you do, try cutting out carbs entirely. Yes, I mean no bread.
Eggs, chicken, other lean meats, non-starchy vegetables, low fat dairy.
Do not wait to be hungry to eat if you do now. Eat good food at the right time. If you avoid eating, you'll get super hungry, and when you get super hungry your animal-brain takes over and you will make instinctive (bad) food decisions. EVERYONE does this. You need to plan what you want to eat, and eat it before you get starving.
If you cut all carbs and replace them with proteins/vegetables, you'll feel crappy ... for 2 or 3 days. I'd try it for a week and see how you are at the end of it. If you have a carb issue, you should feel less up/down in your energy and hunger.
Check out rapid fat loss by lyle macdonald. You could _very_ easily lose 10 lbs by mid november in a pretty healthy way, but not off crisps and bread.