We had a discussion that she wanted to get back to a similar weight and shape she was in a the previous beach holiday. We explained that it would take 6 – 12month to get to the goal she wanted.
The approach we used was to basically get her more active and make some very simple changes to her diet, which actually included increasing the amount of food she was eating. We recommended a few lists of foods so she could easily select the foods she wanted that day and chuck them all together. And to keep her motivated was to train 2 x per week with us.