Fat loss is simple but not easy.
It's a phrase you may have heard before and I wanted to illlustrate this with a quick flow diagram (I know, I know, my artistic skills are sublime!)
The simple side:
1) If you're wanting to lose fat - pick a few key measurements such as weight, waist, arm and thigh circumferences
2)Track what you're doing such as how much food, drink, sleep and training
3) After about every 2 weeks, redo measurements
4) If the measurements are going in the right direction, carry on doing what you're doing
5) If the measurements are either staying the same or going in the wrong direction, change an aspect of eating / drinking / sleeping / and or training
6) Repeat from step 2 onwards until goal achieved
A pretty simple system really.
The not easy part:
Knowing the which, what and how of changing eating, drinking, sleeping, and training habits. There is a lot of information out there, some of it good, some of it bad, some of it feels like it's contradicting the other stuff.
This can easily lead to paralysis by analysis - too much information preventing you from changing something.
Or the opposite and giving you shiny object syndrome - for example, you make a change to your training and then see or read about some other way of training and jump on that. A few weeks into it, you find out about something else and switch to that.
Also knowing and doing are two very different things. Nearly everyone knows what they need to achieve their goals but never do them. Many times setting the right goals, having a plan in place and being held accountable to it is what drives the action forward.
If you want the guesswork being taken out of it, hire a fitness professional to help you. They will help you with your goals, training, nutrition and hold you accountable to achieving them.
This is my, mostly, Personal Trainer musings and information which I hope you'll find helpful!