I personally lost 50 lbs in one school year just by eating what the kitchen made each meal and exercising in the gym for about 5 1/2 hours a week. I never counted calories. Now this was not speedy weight loss, that 50 pounds took me from Sept to the end of April, (although during Christmas break I gained almost 10 pounds back!) but over the summer even though I was eating a lot and barely watching my weight I gained only two pounds, so it seems as though slow but steady worked well for my body.
Now I am counting calories and trying to get lots of exercise but other than that I have no special "diet plan". It works for me.
Highest Weight:227 9/10/09
Mini Goal:169 1/1/11