Famous people are forever bragging about their weight loss and telling us (because we all want to know don't we?) how they did it. Usually "how they did it" is expensive...clubs, plans, spas, clinics, equipment, or, they lived off grapefruit.. Lucky them. They got to lose weight and then recoup their financial investment by endorsing the method.
I'm going to tell you how my better half and I lost 30 pounds more or less (me more, him less) each and I'm not going to charge you a red cent (or a blue green or pink cent). It doesn't involve breaking a sweat or buying equipment or joining a group. I'm not going to tell you what you should NOT eat , I'm just going to tell WHAT to eat.
Here goes........eat fish and meat, eggs and plain yogurt, all vegetables, berries, oatmeal, whole grain rice, rice cakes, soy cheese spread, kidney beans, chick peas, Becel, and, drink water and/or black coffee or tea. Use low fat salad dressings, Worcestershire sauce, a little maple syrup (really little) on your oatmeal, bran buds.....any spices you like but take it easy on the salt and a bit of olive oil for cooking. That's it. If you don't see it here, don't put it in your mouth.
It worked for us, it might work for you, it might not but it won't cost you anything extra and it won't earn me any money.
One lovely side effect is that this is a VERY clean diet...you can't eat like this and go to restaurants very successfully and frozen pre-prepared food is hopeless. After a couple of weeks (if you are anything like us) your energy levels will pick up.