How I Lost It: The first thing that I did was to cut out sugary soft drinks. I switched to diet soda, but limited myself to one a day. I also determined that once the 24-pack ran out, I was going to be done with soda. I also decided to cut out all processed sugars and carbs to allow my body the time to process out the bad stuff that I had been putting in for so long. Instead of processed foods, I started eating whole fruits and vegetables. And it worked! I started losing weight.