Weight loss isn't rocket science. No matter which weight loss or diet program you decide to choose, there are underlying principles that remain consistent. These principles have never been hidden, though many of us have struggled to accept them. So the next time you're looking to refocus, just remember the following principles.
Losing weight requires a deficit of calories. While it will hinder your weight to stop eating (and it's simply unhealthy), you will need to reduce the number of calories you consume. This might be done through eating a smaller portion of foods that you're already eating or eating lower calorie foods.
Eat more produce
If you're like most of us, you're not getting 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. If so, however, you're missing a tremendous opportunity to positively affect your weight loss and to eat lots of delicious food. Consider for a moment how many carrots you'd have to eat to consume 400 calories of carrots. (That's 20 full sized carrots). Consider how 1 cup of chicken is almost 400 calories. You can eat more produce for the same caloric cost.
Exercising is an important part of weight loss, but always remember that it's not everything. You can run as far as your body will take you, but unless this is creating a deficit in your caloric intake, it won't lead to weight loss.