You can succeed in losing a few pounds to two conditions: change your eating habits and increase your physical activity . If you do not practice any physical exercise today , it is not mandatory to play sports , but a daily walk or a swim every week can already do a lot. Caution! if you need to lose five pounds or more , go see a doctor or a dietician because you need regular monitoring. some principles To lose weight you have to rely on some solid principles: Give yourself time , at least a month to lose 2-3 pounds ; Prevent cravings and fatigue ; Well stick to the rules set at the beginning; Avoid vitamin and minerals; Do not use drugs or special food diet ; Keep maximum pleasure to eat. Establish rules and stick to them To change your diet should be moderately reduce calorie intake , ie first the fats and sugars . Always observe good eating practices (see " Guide to good eating practices " ) by adding a few simple rules. Do not skip meals , especially breakfast , which must remain rich . Make a light evening meal ; Nothing to eat between meals . If you are hungry between meals, drink a large glass of water, coffee or tea without sugar. Drink before the meal and also during the meal ; Continue to eat starchy foods at each meal : pasta, rice, potatoes or bread. They provide a sense of fullness and provide the energy you need, as well as fiber . However all that accompanies them is limited to fatty sauces , butter, cheese , cream, etc. . It is therefore consume these carbohydrates alone or with a dressing without sugar or fat-free ; Remove sugary soft drinks ; Clear liquor and beer. You can continue to drink wine , preferably red, limiting yourself to one drink per day ; Avoid eating away from home because it is more difficult to control your diet. The restaurant is sometimes possible, with friends is more difficult ... If you make a meal with others, then we must try to reduce the amount and especially never serve you up a plate ; Choose lean meats and prefer poultry without skin , fish and crustaceans ; Beware of hidden fats : avoid all meat sauce , fat meats , casseroles rich milk, butter or cream, cheese and eggs, fried foods, cakes and pastries , sweets and chocolate, ice cream, cakes appetizers ; Eat vegetables at will and in all its forms : raw, cooked in soup ; Eat two fruits per day , but no more.