There are a lot of diets out there. Some of them work, and some of them do not work. I do however know of one that works very well because I did it myself. I used to weigh 210 pounds and now I weigh 160 with this diet. And it only took 6 months! It really does work.
The diet is called the Primal diet. It is basically trying to get people to eat like cave men and not eat all of the junk that we eat today.
The Primal Diet: Basically all you have to do is just not eat bread, drink sugary drinks, or eat sweets. This also includes not eating chips or potatoes. Avoid fried food as well. If you can do this then you can do the Primal Diet.
What the Primal Diet does to you: When you stop eating lots of carbs, after four weeks your body goes into a state called ketosis. When this happens your body basically naturally realized that it has all of this extra fat stored up for no reason and it has to use it. Your body will just start eating away your fat and you will not even really have to do anything. You may want to exercise a little by lifting weights but your body will naturally do most of the work. The key is to stay with the diet and not to veer off.
Now a lot of people might be scared of this diet and think that there is no possible way that they can do it. If you do think that, then you are just lying to yourself. Here are the steps you have to have to stick with it.
1. Have a goal in mind. If you want to get to a certain weight or look a certain way then have that goal in mind. Think about that goal every day. This will motivate you to stay on the diet.
2. Treat yourself like you have an allergy to bread or sugary drinks. This will help you overcome the temptations that will happen through your primal diet.
3. Make sure you eat a lot of the stuff that you can eat. You can eat any kind of meat or cheese. You can obviously have vegetables. Fruits are fine because they are natural sugars. Do not make the natural sugar excuse with any kind of soda though because that will throw off your ketosis. The nice thing is, is that you can eat as much of this stuff as you want to because the diet is not about controlling your calorie intake, rather it is about controlling the amount of carbs that you eat.
If you can follow these steps, then you can look like how you want to look like in no time at all.