Diet of ME
I have been on just about every diet in the past and have decided that none of them are 100% reliable. Once you get off of the diet, the weight comes back because they have not taught you the most important thing...changing behavior.
I made the decision to start tracking everything I eat and use myself as a test dummy. I changed one thing and recorded how it made me feel and how it affected my body for a week. I then kept it or ditched it. After 3 or 4 months I came upon the things that work for my body.
I eat in what can be called a Paleo style: About a pound of protien from natural sources for each pound of lean weight and less than 150 carbs (higher on the days that I exercise) a day. I no longer eat any wheat of any kind because I found out it was giving me stomach issues and I limit dairy. Most of my carbs come from fruits and veggies, with some rice and corn every once in while.
Probably most surprising is that I dont worry about fat at all. My body does fine on a higher fat diet (40% or more). The fat I eat comes from red meat, eggs and olive oil for the salads that I eat every day.
All of this is to say that you can only rely on others to tell you how to lose weight for so long. You eventually have to make the behavioral changes within yourself if you want to stop struggling with keeping it off.
Current weight: 199 lbs
Bodyt Fat %: 15%
Total Loss: 45 lbs
Time Kept Off (This Time): 4 yrs.