For 15 years I had been trying to lose weight, without much success. (I hovered around 210 pounds.) Last September I went on a macrobiotic diet (after hearing Michio Kuchi speak at a conference and then reading his book, "The Cancer Prevention Diet"). The diet consists of mainly whole grains (60%) and vegetables, with some miso for digestion and a small amount of sea vegetables for minerals. I have now lost 50 pounds, and have gone down 5 sizes. The best thing about the macrobiotic diet was that I did not have to count calories like I have done on other diets, and I did not go around feeling hungry.
Best of luck to you. I know how hard it is to lose weight, but it can be done.--Kelly S.