It’s all on you
Setting a realistic target and sticking to the plan is important. No fancy calorie tracking app, smartwatch, weighing scale, or gym instructor can help you if you are unwilling to make a lifestyle change or raise the white flag the instance the going gets tough. Not willing to give up that weekly buffet habit even though you notice you can’t walk for five minutes without panting? It’s time to take stock of your priorities.
Recognize too that staying fit and healthy is for your own good. Not because I said so, or because you want to look good in other people’s eyes. If anything, it should be for the people you love; such as being able to live long and healthy to see your kids grow up.
Finally, there are no shortcuts to losing weight. Eat and exercise properly and consistently is the only method. And unless you’ve an underlying medical condition, it’s also the only sure-fire method.