I'm more into lifestyle changes or 'plans' than a typical restrictive diet you go on for some limited amount of time and then go off of. Like, for instance, right now I'm experimenting with gluten free, and for quite awhile I've been trying to stay away from processed foods... trying to focus on natural foods, organic when I can, limited sugar, and I don't eat pork or beef.. I stick to chicken and fish.
I'm eating this way with the hope of feeling healthier, having more energy, sleeping better, and keeping fatigue or pain at bay.
But, when I was an adolescent, I used to do extremely restrictive diets and count calories and all of that stupid stuff obsessively/compulsively... Then one day I realized that I was being crazy.. and I read this book that revolutionized the way I thought of food, dieting, my body, and wellness.. Thank God for that book. I think super restrictive temporary dieting isn't really the best for mental, physical, or emotional wellness. I drove myself crazy striving for something and feeling like a slave to food/dieting... To hell with all that. I felt freer and healthier after I made that change and vowed to never go back into that again.