Originally Answered: What are some quick and easy ways to help me lose weight? ?
Losing weight really just comes down to portion control and the "right" foods and getting active.
As for diet, first you should calculate how many calories you need to still lose weight. Usually this is between 1200-1400. (can simply google a calorie calculator)
Now, foods high in fiber are GREAT. They keep you feeling fuller longer, so you can curb any unwanted cravings to snack/binge. So eat LOTS of dark green veggies, LOTS of fruit, especially berries (strawberries/raspberries).
Oatmeal is another GREAT high fiber food. Steer clear of the pre-packaged flavored ones though considering they contain unnecessary extra sugar that will just turn into fat on your body. Simply get plain oatmeal and flavor it with fruits. My favorite is to cut up a fresh apple and spice it up with cinnamon and some nutmeg. Tastes delicious and I am avoiding extra fattening sugars!
Next, protein! Protein is great for dieting, the leanest protein you can eat is ground turkey breast. Protein is also essential when it comes to rebuilding muscle fibers that are broken down during workouts.
Almonds are a great snack (24 pieces a day), they keep you feeling fuller longer!
Also, drink LOTS of water. Your body doesn't need juices or diet sodas, just simply water.
As for workout: to melt fat off do cardio...running, or the elliptical are my 2 favorite forms of cardio.
Also, cross train by lifting weights, doing squats and lunges. (be sure to get lots of protein if you're going to lift weights) Building muscle will make your cardio that much more effective.
To get a nice tummy, do crunches, plank holds (hold yourself in plank position) and when you're doing your free-weights stand on a stability ball or stand on 1 foot to balance. When you challenge your balance you're challenging your core which builds your stomach muscles.
Remember though to do your cardio! You can do as many crunches (etc) as you want but you'll just build the muscle under neath the fat!
Hope this helped