How She Did It: "I followed Weight Watchers and started eating more whole foods and less processed stuff. I also upped my water intake and increased activity with running, biking, yoga, and strength training. The best thing that I did for myself was to set small, attainable goals. To start increasing the fruits and veggies, I focused on adding one serving a day for the first few weeks, then I gradually increased it over time until I got to over five a day.
Why It Worked This Time: "I focused on long-term changes with Weight Watchers, rather than quick fixes. I tried Atkins, heavily restricting calories, taking diet pills, and other unhealthy means of losing weight in the past, but the second I slipped I would completely revert to my old habits. The trouble was none of those things were realistic to do forever, so I always looked at dieting and losing weight as a temporary thing."