I signed up for the "Idiot Proof Diet Handbook," and here's a humility moment for me: yeah, I paid money for it. At the time, I was around 165 pounds and it was cheaper than some diet pills/supplements I tried.
All it did was ask you to choose between three food choices over and over, which basically ruled out what you don't eat that's on their list of foods (they had a vegetarian option too).
Then they map out your diet. Basically, if someone said "eat smaller meals, but in greater number throughout the day, and eat healthy foods like tuna and nuts, and avoid pizza," you could have saved yourself some money.
I wasn't really exercising at the time and didn't see any real results.
"Act as if it were impossible to fail." - Dorothea Brande