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The next step is to plan, in advance, meals that add up to your calorie target, each day. Rigid planning of meals, in advance, and strict adherence to the plan is the most important management trick in losing weight. You will sacrifice some spontaneity for the duration of your diet, but you will be amply rewarded by rapid weight loss with the minimum hunger.

What to eat? Remember, you're an omnivore! It doesn't make much difference in terms of the weight you'll lose, but it has a lot to do with how you feel as the weight comes off. The best plan is to start with the meal schedule you're comfortable with now, and plan meals around that schedule composed of the kinds of foods you like to eat.

By John Walker