Design Your Own Weight Loss Plan
One of the toughest things about leading an organization in a new direction is getting buy-in. Buy-in for a new program is easier if the participants assist in the development. Rather than trying a new diet fad or reading that new book on healthy dieting, create a plan that will fit your lifestyle.
If you want to lose 15 pounds in a year, you need to cut out only 150 calories a day to meet that goal. This deficit might be excessively small, but smaller changes are easier to maintain. I, personally, would not get any more than a 500 calorie deficit. You can accomplish 150-500 calorie deficit with minor modification such as reducing portions size or healthily preparing foods. So, start small and increase your odds of success and you will still get huge results just not quite so fast.
The bottom line: Be a trail blazer and develop your own plan and you will be more likely to stick to it for the long haul.