O.K Basically if you are a man you are more prone to weight again around the waist , if a woman the majority of us gain it in our thighs and buttocks, however some women gain around the middle- apple shaped!
The best thing to do I think is to first take a look in your fridge and cupboards and clear out everything that is sweet, fatty and processed including all sorts of sodas and fizzy drinks. Your mind controls your body so when you think of food think of food for enjoyment, nourishment and for the benefits it can give to your body. Each time you pick up an unhealthy option spend 5 minutes thinking about the bad it will do to your body, chances are you will place it back right to where you picked it up. The idea is to train your mind to automatically reject all the bad foods to the point that if you were eating them you would not enjoy. Then go shopping so that you can follow the following menu.
Breakfast- Start with Hot water and lemon juice.
Porridge with low fat milk topped with banana, honey and some chopped nuts of your choice. Glass of fruit juice not concentrated 100% pure. If this is not enough for breakfast thats o.k, also have a boiled egg and a slice of wholemeal toast.
Snacks- pears, apple, unsalted nuts low fat yoghurt
Lunch- Tuna, salmon or any good quality fish. Have with plenty of tomatoes, lettuce, onion, chilli. Olive oil only for dressing. Low fat yoghurt
Dinner- veg with good quality protein such as fish, turkey and eggs. It could be a nice healthy omelette or a nice piece of turkey roasted with a jacket potato and salad/veg.
Don't reduce the amount of food you eat, just change your food. Don't eat anything that is processed try to cook everything yourself. Get yourself into the habit of eating well and you will notice not only weight loss but glowing skin and shiny hair. Plus each day that you wake up you will be looking forward to each and every meal as you know it will benefit your body. Drink plenty of water, have nice baths, exercise moderately and think yourself slim. I will write more about this subject in a hub. Take small steps and as you may have noticed I never use the word diet when it comes to weight loss.