I just had to share something with you guys. I am sharing it with friends. I went on something like the Paleo diet recently and am finally (knock on wood, crossing myself, etc.) pretty much at goal weight and am happy with the way I look (some more knocking on wood, crossing myself, throwing salt over my shoulders, etc.) However, my weight fluctuates rather easily. This system I have found, has kept the changes (going up) at bay. Someone suggested that I do the following and it is HELPING ME SIGNIFICANTLY. To lose the weight, I did and still largely do low carb. I have also found that for me personally, dairy is somewhat of an issue too, so I eat little dairy. The only dairy I have is FF Half and Half in my coffee and feta cheese in my salad (sometimes). I eat lots of veggies, lean meats and some fruits that are relatively low on the glycemic index. I've been able to lose weight on this diet. But, even with all of this, my weight sometimes fluctuate. Or I might simply want to have a some bread and that bumps my weight up. Or , maybe I'm stressed and this causes some weight gain. Here is the key: 1. Weigh every day. Do the low carb thing (or whatever plan you might be on) 2. If your weight is creeping up.. let's say by two pounds...the next day do the following diet for one day *Drink mostly water for beverages. In fact, drink a lot of water. A little tea and coffee is ok throughout the day. Coffee can either be black or with a little FF milk *Breakfast...One egg white if hungry. Otherwise, only coffee. Don't have the egg white unless you are very hungry. *Lunch...A small amount of tuna, lots of green leafy lettuce (all kinds are ok), no salad dressing, one teaspoon reduced fat mayonnaise (if desired). (I use one of those small pop up cans of tuna). *Dinner....Steak as appropriate for your appetite and size. Approximately 4-6 ounces. One tomato. Add a little salf of desired. *No snacks....if hungry late at night, have some more tomato, a coffee or a sparkling water. The next day, you will lose weight. I lose 1.5 to two pounds each time I do this...and of course you probably shouldn't do this more than one time a week. It is simply for correcting days that seem out of place...like a plateau or inappropriate weight gain. I do believe (hoping/knocking on wood/crossing myself) that this will FINALLY keeping me from gaining back (hush/G-d forbid) the weight I lost this time. Let me know if anyone tries this!