I am going to tell you a few facts, tips are worthless. People who are NOT serious want tips, those who want results want the facts.
1. Change your life style. There is no diet there is no calorie counting.
Log off this site now and go to any of the weight loss sites and find out what your ideal weight should be or what you want it to be...
...they will give you the number of calories you need to maintain that ideal weight to consume daily. I am going to guess with you about 1,600 calories.
2. Join a gym or a YMCA that has a full gym facility. Find a form of cardio you can tolerate, be it a recumbent bike. eliptical or treadmill. None of them are a load of fun, but they all have computerized readouts that tell you how long you have been on them and how many calories you have consumed while exercising. I know what I am saying because I alllow myself 2,000 calories a day and 5 - 6 days a week I burn 800+ calories doind cardio alone.IO ride 17 to 18 miules a day on average.
Not many people ride a bike 60 minutes straight like I do, but you can start out slow abut 15 minutes than weekly edge it up and in a few weeks max be up to a half hour and maybe burning 200 -300 calories a session. Start out at 3 days a week than take it from there. Few peole do more than 3 -4 days a week, but than again do you want to lose weight and keep it off is the question.
3. What ever you do, do NOT stop doing it, Do NOT get lazy. Just do it than afer a few months it is impossible to NOT see results. IMPOSSIBLE.
4. Make dietary changes that allow you to eat what you want, but don't overindulge in garbage like fries, cansy, and junk food. If y9ou are suspect for diabetes type 2 have you doctor check your insulin level. .This is good to know anyway but an imbalance can make it difficult to lose weight.
There is no silly pill sold on the internet, no leg exercise machind in front of the TV with a group of dopey people pretending to have fun. It is hard work. Once the discipline has been established you can slack off a bit with the eating You may wish to increase the workout which is what I do.
Forget all this nonsense about toning up and lifting weights. Lose some weight first and show yourself you want to do it.
You can go into any gym in the country and tell the difference between those who are serious and who is NOT. The serious people are like me sweating their asses off for one to two straight hours than going to the shower.
The others are on their silly ass cell phone, going slow, BS'ing with other people or just not putitng in any serious effort and it shows because they haven't lost a pound or built up one muscle except in their jaw bone in months.
Those are my tips. Once you get it rolling it becomes apart of your life style to do this. YOur body wil talk to you about what it doesnt want to eat too.