I found a simpler way...
I use to weigh 225 lbs and am 5'9"
All I did was stop the intake of starch (white bread,itialian bread,pasta ect..) stopped using salt and sugar....began eating more fruit and vegetables and protein, the only bread I eat in moderation is whole grain. Also portion control, you dont have to eat till you burst...bought a eliptical machine and worked out 30 mins a day...5 months later I was 169lbs...now I exercise to mantain my weight between 167lbs and 170lbs.
All you need is will power...halt starch,salt and sugar, exercise and eat in moderation (Portion control..and eat well before you go to bed.) you will lose weight..OH one more important thing..STOP EATING OUT.
If you really want to lose weight, you will....If you cheat by eating what ever you want, you will not be happy with your results.