Structure, structure and structure some more – if you want to lose weight. Come up with a set of rules for what you eat and what you don’t eat. Follow the rules for 2-3 days or for a week or for 2-3 weeks. Make sure your calories are under 1500 a day, or you won’t lose weight fast enough to stay on your diet. 1000 calories a day is better. 500 calories a day is too hard for most patients to stay on. Freely feeding on protein and fat (Atkins) doesn’t work – too many calories. Freely feeding on No Flour, No Sugar doesn’t work – too many calories. Freely feeding on Paleo (dead animules, fruits, veggies) doesn’t work – too many calories. You must structure a limited calorie intake, in order to lose weight.