Here's what I got
Most important thing to weight loss is FOOD. Not excerise or killing yourself but FOOOOOOD. Watching your intake is the most crucial thing. If you eat like a pig you will be a look like one =P
Get atleast 1200 calories a day. Starving just leads to epic binging that will totally rape any progress you just made by starving almost instantly, and its not healthy.
Eat a big breakfast, smaller lunch, and little to no dinner. And the secret to surviving off this is eating right.
PROTEIN. Gets it. If you consume enough protein you will not be hungry, or only hungry enough to eat something small when dinner rolls around. Eat lots of eggs and stuff high in protein. Or eat one of those Snickers Marathon Protein Bars. Those are CRACK, they are DELICIOUS and have LOTS of protein. Eating those really kills the hunger, and they're not full of junk either. Eating these in place of lunch/dinner or a junkfood snack does wonders.
Of course cut down a lot or just cut out sodas. Diet sodas may have no calories but consuming enough will fuck over your colon or brain later on in life, so they're not really healthy, even if they have no calories. Avoid aspartame and other sweetners.
Sugar is better for you then any sweetner, just use it in moderation.
If you want to really cut it out, replace sugar with natural Agave necter. This stuff is GOLD and when enough is mixed in it tastes just like sugar, but its not sugar and its NATURAL so it's good.
However whatever kind of necter they are selling at walmart is DISGUSTING. The kind my mom's friend gave her is good but I got the walmart kind and my mom put it in tea and it was DISGUSTING, and I have no idea if she put too much in there or not but normally she puts it in tea and it tastes just like sugar, so I need to learn what kind her friend gets thats good.
PT told me cutting out sugars is really key.
Taking vitamins helps me get a lot more energy too.
Generally just eat healthy, and cut down on manmade substances and processed foods and all that crap as much as you can. If you eat very healthy you will need less food because you are getting enough nutrition and you'll lose weight faster. Seriously this is the KEY. It does you no good to excercise for 2 hours and go eat a 670 calorie muffin. Food is the key to weight loss.
As for excercising, strength training (weights) with cardio is good. Cardio alone again can be in vain, or is in vain most of the time. Your muscles after doing weights continue to burn fat throughout the day, however cardio only burns fat DURING the excercise, once you are done wwith cardio, you no longer have any benefits.
… DDR is good too XD
And atleast 30 mins of excercise per day is good for you health wise so just get some activity daily, even if its on your days off from the gym/strength training/whatever. Go for a walk, clean house, do something.
I read a really interesting article awhile back that was all about how eating was the secret of weight loss, and how just keeping active by like vacuming and cleaning house, mowing the lawn with a push mower, etc. just normal daily activites can burn more calories then going to the gym (and then eating some really yummy snack like a lot of people tend to do and totally undermine the workout).