What works for me when I need to lose weight is to change my lifestyle. In 2009, I discovered fasting. I would recommend doing a very healthy fast four times a year. Once a quarter.
Here’s a few types
1. Spiritual Fasting (you can give up a few food addictions, and replace it with reading the bible (or spiritual texts), praying (or meditating) for 40 days … or until you receive a specific spiritual answer. Some people abstain from food all together from sun up until sun down.
2. Juice fasting. (Does not work with most store bought juice) For me, this is for health or detox reasons only. Personally, I didn’t lose any weight on a juice fast. But I think it’s great for your health.
3. Master Cleanse… It is risky… but you will lose weight (mostly water weight). I would recommend using the cleanse to kick something out of your diet. The only way you will keep the weight off is if you CHANGE your diet after you finish the cleanse. Otherwise, you’ll just go back to normal if nothing changes.
Little things like walking as much as possible, taking the stairs as much as possible. Go a very long way.
Be wary of medications that fuck with your thyroids and change your metabolism.
The main thing is to change the lifestyle.
And breastfeeding does help you burn calories.