The holidays are over and it's time to settle in to 2014.
Shed those  pounds the right way - slowly and forever.
This is a Lorelei modified Atkins/South Beach. 
This is what I suggest you do... Never diet.   
Change how you eat for life. 
The key is small portions, 4 to 5 times a day.  
  • Eat less quantity - especially while in weight loss mode. 
  • Always sit down when eating or snacking.
  • Cut out all flour.    
  • Cut out all sugar.    
  • No potatoes & rice. 
  • No mushy veggies, like peas & beans (kidney, lima, pinto, garbanzo, etc.). 
  • Only 1 serving of fruit a day (this includes juice) 
  • Eat & cook with healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, etc.) - no animal fat.
  • Drink at least a couple of liters of water a day. 
  • Do not eat at night (3 hours before bed time).  
  • Eat your biggest meal by noon, because you can work it off during the day.  
  • Walk at least 1 mile a day - every day -  more if you can.
  • No or little alcohol.
  • Snack suggestions: a spoonful of peanut butter; a handful of nuts; a small piece of cheese, fruit or veggie; a cup of broth.
Never deprive yourself...
One reason people lose weight and fail to keep it off is because of deprivation.  "I've deprived myself - I've lost the weight - now I'll reward myself and eat."  
This is the biggest no no of all.  If you're obsessing on something - have it - just enough of it to satisfy that craving.

After losing the weight -
If you’re going to eat a carb laden meal, do not eat fat.  
Mixing carbs and fat is a no-no.
Do formal exercise and/or walk every day.  
Last, but not least, my motto: 

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