Losing weight is one thing; however making sure or trying to achieve weight loss that is long term is a totally different goal.
In fact these are two somewhat co-dependent goals: to lose weight and to make sure that that weight loss is long term. For one, achieving long term weight loss is more difficult and more time consuming; however the up side is that it is much more beneficial for the body.
What you need to start with is the amount of time you can dedicate towards your weight loss routine every day. This mainly refers to the exercising bit of the deal because this is where you need to be the most focused.
Once you have decided that, it is time to bring about a few more changes that will help you get into a regular routine for the betterment of your lifestyle. First of all pay a close attention to your sleeping hours. You should ideally be getting anywhere between 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night.
However this does not mean sleeping at 3 in the morning and getting up at 11 in the morning. You need to sleep at a decent hour and get up at a decent one, only then will your body adapt to the weight loss routine.
Next, change your diet and remove all the junk and fatty foods from it. Stop midnight snacking because this causes more fat in the body. Eat more green leafy vegetables and lean meat. These items will help build your muscle mass and burn more calories.
Drink a lot of water and other healthy health drinks such as juices and protein shakes. In addition to that drinking cold water will cause weight loss because the body burns calories to heat the water up.
Now bring exercise to your routine. This can be anything from simply walking for 30 minutes to a rigorous power lifting workout for an hour. However keep in mind that whatever form of exercise you choose to do, it is suitable for your body and you can perform it very consistently. Continuing this over the period of a few months will help you lose weight in a fairly permanent fashion.