How to lose weight safely?

I keep seeing questions about how to lose x number of pounds quickly. Want to brainstorm ways to lose weight SAFELY? Sure it might take longer, but what are some good tips to cut calories and change your lifestyle for long term weight loss success? I'll start: ~Reduce/eliminate soda from your diet. ... show more I keep seeing questions about how to lose x number of pounds quickly. Want to brainstorm ways to lose weight SAFELY? Sure it might take longer, but what are some good tips to cut calories and change your lifestyle for long term weight loss success?

I'll start:

~Reduce/eliminate soda from your diet.
~increase water intake.
~Reduce/eliminate fast food from your diet.

What are some of your suggestions?
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