Hi Linda and also Hello to everyone!
Here are some tips that I've read to most of the books, just want to recommend these to you as well:
*Watch the refined carbohydrates. Avoid foods that are processed and in boxes. Those are high glycemic, processed, and full of chemicals and additives. Stay with natural, fresh whole foods.
*Low fat and fat free diets (what you eat daily) do not work. Although you do not want a high fat diet, you do need the proper types and amount of fat in the diet. Be sure to get your EFA’s (essential fatty acids),
*We are genetically different, so be sure to eat according to your type. You can now check your DNA to find your genetic disposition, or get a good coach to evaluate you.
*do keep a journal. Be aware of what you usually do.
*Move!. Bodies are designed to move. Do some type of activity or exercise regularly to lose weight.
=i hope i was able to help you