Red Gate has some great ideas there, and boring though it is the only way to weigh less is to follow this thought
Less sugars, less prepackaged, less grains
More meat, fish, vegetables and fruits and WATER.
I am the queen of failed diets, because I have spent my life looking for a quick fix, and that works in the short term, but for me is not the answer. My most spectacular result, was losing over 120 pounds in 17 months on a meal replacement diet, guess what, it taught me nothing and I regained nearly 100 pounds in less than 17 months
Now in recovery from an accident I have found the answer, I think, smaller plate size, eating a lot slower, choosing plain meat, fish, fruit and veggies as my main source of nutrition, although that should more properly be written, veggies, fruit, fish and meat, as the biggest quantity should come first.
The other benefit, because I am not on a diet, no food is banned, I can have what I like, within reason, so at a BBQ the other night, while I chose to have a large heap of green salad, and a tiny spoon of potato salad with my steak, I also happily chose to have the tiramisu and ice cream for desert. It wasn't a diet breaker, so no need to have the I have blown today, this week, this month, so I may as well eat what I want now seeing as I have failed, but it was a choice, and then I chose to go back to eating properly again.
IT IS HARD to lose weight at any time, if you are ill, hurt, damaged etc, it is even harder, but you just have to want to do it. I know that is simplistic, but last time I lost a lot it was the thought of being able to be the first one to ride my colt that kept me going. This time it is the mental images of the nursing staff having to manual lift me, and the effort I have to put in to help myself. It isn't that I am beating myself up over it, but just a promise that IF I have to be a patient again, I want it to be easier on everyone.