When it comes to losing weight it should be all about (within reasonable limits) whatever works for you.
There's no one rule that's been commonly accepted - some people find dietary changes help, some look to exercise, others to changes in habits, while a number of people try a combination of all the above.
The NHS advise calorie control with exercise, sticking to a limit of 1,900 kcal per day in most men and 1,400 kcal for most women.
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People commonly look for quick fixes when it comes to weight loss, when the truth is, there probably aren't any.
This was confirmed by redditors when the topic came up in an r/askreddit thread.
Here's a brief list of reddit's most appreciated top tips:
1. Check your fluids
2. Prepare to succeed
3. Watch your calorific intake
4. Don't expect results immediately
5. Portion control
6. Pounding pavements
7. Lose the booze
8. Cut out the fizz
9. Take a break mid-meal
10. Go easy on yourself
11. Start a routine