I think a calorie diet is the only way to go. I believe in a balanced diet (50% carbs, 25% protein, 25% fiber. I've heard too many horror stories with other diets. I don't believe in taking supplements. So, I check my Total Nutrition daily. I make sure I'm near 100% of the RDA. Makes dieting fun when you can shop for foods for their nutritional value instead of just picking up junk food.