I lost 25 pounds four years ago and have kept it off... and lost another 15 just the last few months. Read about "Intermittent Fasting 101". Once you quit using food as a drug and a habit after 7pm, your stomach will shrink and you will eat less and less and still feel full. I never have food cravings, now. See a doctor and get CBC blood test and cholesterol tests. I am retired and my focus is delaying the aging process and writing. Read "How calorie restriction influences longevity". The hardest part was walking past a Reeces Cup at the 7-11. Read about the Paleo, Pritikin, and Mediterranean diets. You lose weight in the kitchen and build muscles at the gym. It is easier to not eat two Reeces / 210 calories than to try to burn off 210 calories by exercising. Good Luck. It is a head game. People assume that I am 15 years younger, and I believe that intermittent fasting saved my life. If you also reduce your caloric intake by 20% ( check calorie counter, online) and exercise enough to lightly pant, you will lose weight (you exhale the fat). It will take two weeks to see any difference. It is a lifestyle change. Ask your doctor !