I lost 100 pounds one small change at a time.
There was so much trial and error (a LOT of error).
I loved junk food, watching TV, and being as lazy as possible, so as appealing as the extreme diets were, they never stuck.
For me, the key to success was one small change at a time.
Going from soda to lemonade. Then to light lemonade, flavored water, fruit-infused water, and finally plain water.
Going from no vegetables to hiding vegetables to a few microwaved frozen vegetables then learning to cook fresh vegetables and now I pack my meals full of vegetables.
I could give you hundreds of examples of one small change at work in my life.
Every diet I tried or exercise program I joined, I learned something from it that I carried on with me to create a healthy lifestyle I genuinely love living.