It's never easy to go on a diet and it's even harder if we simply have no idea of how to go about it. Dieting is never easy and it's never fun so a lot of people just give up on them. Even though no matter what you do is not going to make the diet fun, there are some things you can do that can make it easier to stick with it.
First off, be honest and realistic with yourself. Don't set an unfair goal for yourself. If you need to lose 100 pounds, don't list that as your goal, come on, you know that's going to scare you off. Start off with smaller goals at first. Try 25 pounds. When you've reached that then go onto another 25 pounds, etc.
You should also consider starting a food journal. This can be done by hand in a journal you can even buy at a dollar store or if you have a smart phone you can get journal apps to put on your phone. However you decide to do it, a journal is a great way for you to keep track of everything you eat and how many calories each item has. You need to keep a list of the different calories for each serving of your favorite things to eat so you can refer back to that when you decide to eat them.
You should try to eat at least 8 servings of veggies and fruit each day. Make sure to eat some with zero calories if possible, like celery for instance because as good as fruit is, there are some that have quite a bit of calories in them.
Make sure to eat foods that will speed up your metabolism. Foods that are high in fiber are a good source of foods to help speed up your metabolism and help you to lose weight a little bit faster. They help you to burn off the calories of the other foods a little faster. Oatmeal is good for this, grapefruit or even whole grain toast will help to speed up the metabolism.
Make sure to drink a lot of water, at least eight 8 ounces of water a day should do the trick. When you increase the amount of water you drink the more it will make you feel full and it also helps to flush out your system of toxins. You can always make the water taste better by adding some lemon or lime which will also help speed up your metabolism as well.
Try to eat six servings of whole grain each day and it really must be a whole grain. This will help you increase your complex carbs which is what you need to do plus they also count as high fiber at the same time which helps to cut down on the fat absorbed into the body.
Buy more healthy snack foods and if you love to eat out often, don't think you need to give that up totally but change how you eat out and find places where you can healthier food to choose from. There are sometimes even choices at some fast food restaurants that are healthier than what is on the rest of the menu. So make sure you look over menus well before making an order at a restaurant.