What is the best way to start a healthy lifestyle or weight-loss plan?
Do not procrastinate. Exercise and eat healthy now.
Stop thinking about it, planning, or making excuses. Pick one thing toward a healthy change and do it. Do it every day for a week. Once you are started it is easier to keep going.
Before I joined Sparkpeople, one of my friends told me that the best diet was the "plate diet" -- which would help you make the right food and portion decisions. Sparkpeople's diet suggestions seem to fall closely within this very general diet, and I have found that it is simple and effective!