I agree with Beth - you have to decide what works best for you!
You can lose weight if you expend more calories than you ingest Like John is famous for saying and explains much better than I ever could!
Determining what you are willing to do or forgo to reach your desired goals.
We are all different just likes Trees but they can all give us Shade and provide us with beauty.... I love a Red Maple ,Dogwood,Bradford Pear and Redbuds,
But where I would like to plant them could be problematic.
That is the same way I had to look at choosing a course of action to lose weight too!
We. All Have Different Preferences.... What was my initial 1st choice my family discouraged me from it...and I am so grateful..I thought about what would work for me and have the least risk and give me the Best results for me!
Once I started and committed to the program ...I was on my way.
You need to figure out what the best fit for you is..and then work the program.
It really is very simple ....just work the plan and be honest with yourself.
Once your head buys into it your body will follow.
Good Luck ,there are so my diets or plans to choose from!