a lot of this has already been said, but here's my two cents:
seeing as i spent the last four years around weight obsessed queers and girls in the hair industry, i would like to claim i know quite a bit about losing weight
so here goes.
most importantly, please dont ever think you can skimp on your diet. you have to watch it, surprisingly this doesn't necessarily mean you have to cut alot out.
men generally burn more calories by doing nothing because they have less fat depots than woman.
so starting from whether youre a guy or a woman.. a woman has to exercise harder than a man thats for sure.
so lets say you dont want to work out, i suggest you make eating breakfast within the first hour after waking up a HABBIT. no excuses you have to eat breakfast to kickstart your metabolism. also drink about half a litre of water in the morning , herbal teas work too. of course your breakfast should include as much dietary fiber as possible (ie. whole grain cereal, wasa, fruits)needless to say you have to drink more water through the day, the daily recommend amount
you must try really hard to eat regularly (every 3 hours) little snacks between meals like yoghurts or fruits, salads or nuts. thats important because only if you keep giving your body food to burn regularly it will start burning off fat. if you eat breakfast at 9a and the next meal is at 2p your body will turn the 2p meal into fat depots (basically how it works)
depending on your sleeping pattern you should resist to snack directly before you go to bed. even better if you could have your last meal three hours before you plan on going to bed. this is not easy. it sometimes works for me when i wanna try not eating a couple of hours before i go to bed i usually just think of how great my breakfast is going to be. but generally this rule seems inhuman to me!! i understand
so instead just cut out the carbs a couple of hours before you go to bed. THIS REALLY WORKS FAST. no carbs meaning no bread, pasta, bananas, potatoes, rice nor fruit juice after, for example, 6pm
alternative snacks for the afternoon are all diary products, produce and meats
if you have a goal weight you want to drop in a rather quick time, follow all these steps and replace a meal (dinner or lunch) with a soup for a week or two. there's a ton of delicious soups and a big variety too.
chocolate is okay too, but dark meaning 72% cocoa and up. a little cubical of lindt's dark chocolate can cure sugar cravings (personal experience)