Originally Posted by Joe Rod
Many great ways, but I would highly suggest one of the tracking mechansims mentioned above and/or a plan like weight watchers. Get something that helps teach you proper eating habits. Healthy should be a lifetime goal.
Find something to motivate you, think outside the box. I personally have found things like the attached to make things like running fun....
IMO, that's the single most important advice you can give anyone. Too many people think about immediate results. The majority of someones concentration should be spent on maintaing healthy eating habits and a healthy lifestyle forever.