Avoid white and processed foods. Minimize white sugar, white flour and white rice. They all wreak havoc on your system because your body treats them all exactly the same. Don't drink diet soda like water thinking that it's not affecting your weight and health. It is. Your body is deceived by chemical sweeteners and they affect your insulin levels. They're also bad for the kidneys. Try to eat smaller meals with a snack in between. (By snack I mean like 10 raw cashews and a few baby carrots) Weight is a blood sugar thing as much as an eating-too-much thing. I used to lift weights and do gym cardio. Since I switched to vinyasa yoga and clean food, my suit size went from a 44/46R to a 40R. My waist size from 36 to 32.