I personally found the perfect diet for me. Low carb dieting works. For more information look at slideshare for TIE Institute. It may not be your cup of tea but I found it to be the most effective way for me to lose weight. The best part is following the Atkins plan. It has to be simple of I get lost. The basis of the diet is to limit the intake of carbs. Carbs are stored in the body as fat. Protein is the mainstay of the diet and keep you full. I like meat so this was perfect. 95 pounds and counting shows it works.