Originally Answered: How to lose weight for my body type?
First it's worth noting that there's no such thing as targeting fat. If I did a million crunches, my body fat a whole would have dropped, not just on my stomach.
Health is a three legged stool- you need sleep, a good diet, and exercise.
For sleep, just get as much as you can.
For diet, there are loads of things you can do.
You could ban yourself from something big for a month- like no chocolate.
You could say something small for a long time.
You could go on a water diet. This is my personal favourite- the idea is that you drink a glass of water whenever you're hungry. It's easy, fast, it reduces hunger, it hydrates you, it clears skin, it raises metabolism, everything.
You don't necessarily need to eat less, just eat better. So don't stuff yourself on Macdonalds, stuff yourself on a properly cooked meal at home.
However everyone's different, so do whatever works for you- you'll know it's right if you genuinely feel you're challenging yourself.
No cheat days. Cheat meals, yes, but not days. Days turn to weeks turn to forever.
For exercise, there are 3 main approaches.
Weightlifting is first. Yes, it's unappealing, but you won't become properly muscular unless you continue for months. Muscle burns calories to maintain itself- just by having muscle, you burn more calories, all the time. This means body fat will go naturally. Also, for a flat stomach, you need not only low bf but also actual muscle. So go to a gym and do bench press. Do squats. Do rows. Google has a lot to say.
Cardio is the obvious second. It's pretty self explanatory really... Just move, a lot. Push yourself each time. It burns fat, improves breathing and stamina, yeah.
Finally is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). It sounds crazy, but it's just a fancy way of saying hard cardio for short bursts. The good thing about it is that it burns fat and builds a little muscle at the same time. Look it up.
Don't believe the bs people say about "toning". It doesn't exist. Muscles don't have that level of artistic license. They get bigger or they don't, simple as. Toning exercises are just mild yoga that does nothing.
To know if you're doing well enough, just honestly look at yourself and ask if you could do better.