A couple of things to note about diets - everyone has an opinion. But there are some key points everyone agrees with: 1. No soda. Soda is bad. Large amounts of sugar, usually HFCS. 2. No diet soda. This more controversial, but diet soda a glorified chemical cocktail that your body doesn't need. 3. Keep a log of what you eat and when. 4. Keep an eye on the amount of sugar you take in. 5. Don't drink your calories - just about everything except water has a calorie count. Usually a high one. 6. Don't starve your body; your metabolism actually shuts down to prolong your life and prevent starvation. Another point: all weight is not created equal. You want to lose fat. You don't want to lose muscle. A scale doesn't distinguish between fat weight and muscle weight. The better measure is how your pants are fitting on your waistline.