Some people may recommend eating less to lose weight, and in many cases eating less is a key component of losing weight, but in most cases, eating is a necessity if one wishes to lower their own weight. Without food and the calories they supply, your body has no energy to burn and in turn will turn your existing muscle into fat. In order to lose weight you must make a commitment; a commitment that must not be broken if you desire positive results.
Do not misconstrue this for the idea that you can never indulge during your diet, but just be sure that you have set reasonable limits for yourself that you are ready to commit to. If you are on a strict diet, a "cheat" meal here and there will go a long way to keeping you happy.
To be successful in achieving your goal of weight loss, set multiple, smaller, more easily attainable goals for yourself. For example, instead of thinking, "I want to lose 50 pounds", think of losing only 10 pounds. This smaller goal is much more attainable and once you have reached that, then you can set a goal for another 10 pounds. Reaching these small goals will keep you self motivated and more likely to obtaining your overall goal of a happier and healthier life.
Getting to where you want to be, weight wise, is just like any other journey in life. Each task we achieve is done in a step-by-step fashion. Approaching weight loss this way will ensure your success.