Most people underestimate the importance that your diet plays in weight loss. Most people just assume if they spend enough time in the gym exercising, the weight should fall right off. This is a terrible mentality to have and will limit just how much weight you will lose.
If you just exercise and do not pay much attention to your diet, there is a chance you will lose some weight. Some might lose a pound or two, some might lose a few more. However, if you follow a great eating program, there is a 100% chance you will lose weight and much more weight than you can lose just working out.
A great eating program is one that is designed just for you. It takes into account the foods you do like and the ones you would rather not eat. Then it forms a diet and eating plan according your input. This way you have no incentive to quit the diet or even cheat it for one meal, as you are already eating your favorite foods.
The diet will change your eating patterns more than what you eat. Eating the traditional 3 big meals during the day has been proven illogical and not conducive to weight loss. These big meals slow down your metabolism as it forces your body to work incredibly hard to break down and digest the food.
The change will be eating smaller but more frequent meals. These meals will be easily digested and will keep your metabolism at a high level. This way you will be able to burn as many calories as possible during the day and through the night. The more you burn, the more weight you will lose.