Are thinking about stepping on that scale today? Are you going to use whatever that number is to determine the rest of your day, to determine what kind of mood you're going to be in?
Then stop right there, don't even think about getting on. If this describes you, then stop getting on the scale.
Read THIS before you ever step foot on a scale again.
It seems that the answer is always "exercise more & eat less." That's the traditional model of fat loss. However, there comes a point when that no longer works for people as there is a bottom limit to the amount of food you eat and an upper limit to how much you exercise. In the end, find a balance that works for you in a healthy way. Focus on the quality of your food, not necessarily the number of calories.
Eat less, Exercise more?
I posted this the other day, but in case you missed it, I am going to re-post it here. Your body is your truth, you can't escape what you do to it. Your body is a machine, however it is a dynamic system of feedback loops and connections, and what you do affects other reactions in your body. It's not a simple 1+1 formula.
Your Body is Your Truth