The first step is you need to be on a diet you can live with. You need to not go on an extreme diet, just a healthy, well rounded one.
Eating fiber foods to help keep things moving through your bowel as stated above and makes you feel full. The average person can lose 9-10 pounds in one year just from doubling their fiber intake aim to 25grams per day (the average ingest about 8grams). Fiber rich foods include apples, brown rice, chick peas, potatoes (with skins) and strawberries.
Eating sensibly with moderate portions of lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables is a sure way to lose weight. Especially when combined with exercise. do not starve yourself, that is bad for you and you may not stay on the diet very long. If you have to have something that you should not, just eat a small portion. Skim milk and whole grain cereal is a good choice for breakfast.
Keep things out of reach that are not the best for your diet. Keep plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables around. Plan you meals and snacks 3-4 days ahead of time. Count the calories if you need to.
It does not matter so much what food you eat, but the portions and quality. Just try to stick to 1500 to 2500 calories a day, depending on how much exercise you get and how fast you want to lose.
Go for an hour walk, It should not be power walking, but should be continuous non-stop walk and that's for sure, in a couple of days only, you'll start feeling the difference in you. Another tip regarding how to lose weight fast, easy and safe is that you should have your dinner about 4-5 hours before going off to sleep. Watch the alcohol take as well. Too much can also lower your resistance to binge.
You need to stick with it, keep going. If you slip fine (try not to) but keep on going. If a certain way is not working try something else, Keep on going, do not quit, on step at a time and you'll get there.