Best way to lose weight and keep it off? Lifestyle. Watch what you eat, and how you eat. Stay active, keep finding new ways to challenge your body. Of course, that's all in the long run, hence the term "lifestyle" as opposed to the term "diet". If you're talking about a loss of 15-20 lbs in 2-3 months, I would say you've got a very realistic, attainable goal that can be achieved through consistent exercise and a solid diet. But to keep it off, you really have to make a commitment to a healthy lifestyle.
So, to help you a little more, I have a few questions.
How tall are you?
What sort of fitness level are you at currently?
What activities/sports do you participate in?
Do you have a particular event in which you plan to compete?
A key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the long term is to find an array of activities and/or sports that you enjoy. If you plan on running on a treadmill and lifting weights to keep in shape, you will get sick of it eventually. My opinion is that you need to get out of the gym if you want your healthy lifestyle to last.
Whatever you do, don't fall for the infomercials and ads you see on tv. There is absolutely nothing that's being sold on tv that's better than what you can find in natural food. The only pill I'd suggest for a healthy lifestyle is a good multivitamin. (good = US Pharmacopeia approved)
Last edited by davidm724; 04-06-2008 at 02:45 AM.