I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but January seems to be the month of diet and fitness tips. You'll see anything ranging from "exercise doesn't matter as much as diet" to "secrets of effortlessly skinny people". If you try to follow the advice in every article you come across, you'll get so confused with the contradicting information that you'll want to give up out of frustration. I mean, CNN is saying one of the oldest people alive credits bacon for living so long. You read that right. Bacon.
So for anyone trying to get in shape or lose weight right now, please know that you have some options out there in terms of what kind of diet you'd like to follow or what kind of exercise regimen you adopt. (Btw, diets are misleading. You should strive to make healthy changes to your eating habits for the rest of your life, not for a few weeks or months.) Honestly there is just too much information floating on the web, and you shouldn't let that deter you from meeting your goals. This is more about evolving and adapting a better way of life than trying to meet a target weight.