Think diet and you think "stop the food." However, experts are now saying that if you deprive the body of food, it is internally programmed to assume that you are starving. So it will go in the "survival" mode where it will start burning the muscles and store the fat for future use. Now this is not a good thing to happen because you are dieting to reduce the fat. Here are some tips to help you diet right.
Eat less food more often in the day.
Divide your meals and have it 4-5 times a day
Focus on eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, and a bit of proteins.
And of course, tank up on the water.