Here's a diet I learned about in Hawaii that was very effective for local islanders:
- Nothing but fruit and fruit juice from breakfast to lunch
- For lunch through dinner, eat reasonably and never mix starch and protein
Seems the body can digest both starch and protein but, eaten together, it slows the metabolism way down. It also makes you tired. Example: the classic living room scene after Thanksgiving Dinner where the guests look like the victims of a drive by shooting, all snoozing away. That's because they've eaten a lot of starch (bread, dressing, rice etc) and protein (turkey) at the same time.
They tried this diet on a dozen overweight islanders and it worked dramatically even, in several cases, causing diabetes to go into remission.