There are tons of weight loss programs out there. But the one I recommend is free, and is basically consists of eating 3 meals a day. Eat a well balanced diet, but small portions. Eat some meat, but don't make it the major thing on your plate. Eat lots of veggies, especially if you are still hungry. Eat fruit, even a small desert is ok, as long as it's small. Keep your fat grams no more than 40. No less than 30. You need some fat for your heart and other organs, just not a huge amount. If you loose wt. too fast you can damage your heart - not good. Make sure you exercise. Set up an exercise routine, follow it at least 5 days a week. For about 20 to 30 minutes a day. And start out slow, work up to that amount, don't jump in, you will be toooooo sore to continue!
It takes time, but after about a month or so, it becomes much easier. The first week or two probably won't see a difference, then you will suddenly see a drop, and then a steady drop. Don't loose more than an average of 1 - 2 lbs. a week, or it can damage your heart. You don't want to live on heart meds for the rest of your life!!! Plus, the wt. you are loosing will actually be more, but you are also building muscle from the exercises, and muscle has wt. It's kind of a trade, but it can be depressing when you look at the scale... Just know, that the wt. is comming off, you just can't see it yet.
Also, when you loose like this, you won't get that "flab" as the skin has a chance to tone up at the same rate you are loosing. And, it is sooo much easier to keep the wt. off. You will be forming better eating habits, and by the time your goal wt. is reached, your way of eating is a habit.
You can have some junk food, just watch the fat grams. If you have trouble with the three meals a day, you can make it 4 meals a day, but cut back on the quantity. Don't skip meals, it's hard on your body, and just makes you that much more hungry when you do eat.
Watch sodas, the diet stuff actually makes it harder to loose wt. and the ones with sugar, well, they have tons of sugar. Try tea, ice or hot. Add a small amt. of sugar if you want too, but also try lemon, or a flavoring instead of a huge amt. of sugar. The tea especially green, black or pekoe tea helps you to loose wt. Again, don't over do it. A couple of cups a day works. Anything overdone, can do harm. Everything in moderation...
I drank hot or ice tea instead of soda.
If you just can't keep the quantity down without absolutely starving and "caving in," go to the health food store and get some hoodea (sp?) pills. They can help, I don't know how much they cost. But again, take sparingly, only when you really need to. The best way is more veggies, small amts. of meat, small desert, and smaller portions than what you are accustomed to. Start slow, then work smaller. You can could calories if you want too, most people need 1200 calories a day, no more for an "average" ht. person. There are people who are taller, or big boned who need more. Don't deplete what your body needs, just deplete the excess. The wt. will come off.
Hope this helps, and good luck!