Don't go on a 'diet'
That sounds great and diets do work as long as you can stick to it for the rest of your life or use it as a tool into a healthier life style. Unfortunately though most people don't. They do the diet to get to their weight then go back to eating exactly as they did before. I did that for the last 4 or 5 years lol. The message is that it is something that you must stick to. :)
I agree. I have lost 5 lbs so far and don't count calories. I have recovered from an eating disorder so the moment I count calories I set up to fail and relapse. People ask me all the time about diets but will not commit to a lifestyle change. It's just a waste of their time