I have finally found what seems to work best for me as far as weight loss goes, a ketogenic diet. Extreme, yes, but 20 lbs off in a month works for me. Who knew coconut oil in black coffee tasted so good? with the keto diet, fat is essential. Check out "Butter Bob's"youtube videos, and there are tons of other youtube videos about keto. A balanced keto meal is usually 5% carbs, 20% protein, and 75% fat. I transition from a "normal" diet to keto by doing one week of a two week boiled egg diet, lost 10 lbs that week. I am now eating one meal a day, and I feel great.