You might go to the library and check out some books. They have all the new diet books there (or should any way). You might just try calorie counting though. It enables you to eat what you want but within your daily caloric intake. I do think it's important to focus on lean protein, lean dairy, fruits and veggies. WHAT you eat can be as important as HOW MUCH. Processed foods contains tons of sodium which can inhibit weight loss in some people. You can also google diets and sample menu plans to see if something might appeal to you or fit in to your life style. There is a magazine that comes out every week called "Woman's World" and they put a new diet plan in the magazine every week with sample menu's (everything from Weight Watchers to Atkins and more). Plus, all the magazines will be running their January weight loss issues soon too. I like to get them just to read for motivation. I do Weight Watchers with a modified Atkins (lower carb) to help me lose better. It really depends on what you like and fits in to your lifestyle.