Count Calories at the start
We never like to admit how much we actually eat and probably tell ourselves we hardly eat but when we count our calories we find out we are consuming way too much. When you count calories, you are more aware of what you are eating and in most cases, choose against having that unneeded chocolate. It can make you go crazy so I suggest doing it loosely just to see roughly what your intake is like.
I suggest having a healthy snack in between meals to make you fill full up so that you keep away from crisps and chocolates. On the plus side fruit is low in calories and is filling, we all know fruit is good for you! Things like natural yogurt are good too as they are filled with protein.
Stating the obvious but watch what you eat and how much you eat, you could weigh your food but if you are not a professional sportsman/woman this can be tedious and a bit overboard. The easiest way around this is to try use small plates and also to eat slower most of us do not take the time to chew our food and just swallow.
I love meal prepping as it helps me stay on track. If you are like me and stingy with money this is great as if I know I have lunch and dinner sorted I w spend money buying extra food as I hate wasting money. You will know exactly going in to our meals and will be able to keep them healthy.
I suggest exercising 3-4 days a week for 45 minutes to hour each session, try not to skip a Monday workout as it will set you up for the week. Until your fitness increases moderate exercise is fine but the fitter you get the more you increase the intensity of your workouts.
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to weight training and weight loss, the truth is if you really want to gain weight or muscle through weight training you have to consume to right calories and macronutrients to promote growth. However, weight training does burn calories at rest so it will help with weight loss if done with the right eating habits and cardio.