The formula for losing weight is simple: eat less and exercise more. But, it's not really all that simple, is it? Long-term weight loss isn't impossible, but you do have to be committed. Having a weight loss plan for your success is a good start. Here are ten items that should go into your weight loss plan. 1. Eat breakfast. This keeps you from getting too hungry later and then losing control over what you choose to eat later in the day.