There are many diets out there, and I have seen many of them come and go. Dr. Barry Sears’ “The Zone”, which is a balance of carbs 40%, fats 30% and 30% protein, has been proven to work for most metabolism types. I think it’s a good starting point for most of us. After a few months of following this type of diet, your body may begin to slow down its weight loss—this is the time to take it a step further. Dr. Adamo’s, “Eat Right for Your Blood Type” is a much more customized diet approach to your body. Also, William Willcott’s “The Metabolic Typing Diet”, will help you figure out exactly what kind of metabolism you have allowing you to attain maximum results. All of these aforementioned books have been around for a while and are very respected amongst those in the health and fitness industry.