Hi Everyone, I became overweight the way most people do, eating junk and focusing my life on non-physical activities. Basically, I went to university. The tougher the work got and the more I gained weight. After a while I decided to diet and workout. Among other things, I really wanted some nice abs. So I read and tried everything: the low-carb diet, zone diet, the smoke-diet, the drink-diet, the-more-than-a-100-situps-a-day-diet. In most cases, the result were the same, either it did not change a thing or I gained the weight back faster than I lost it. So I came up with the No-magic Diet because I finally realized there is no easy way to shave pounds... Workout (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) I run for 45 minutes first thing in the morning. I get up and go without eating and usually grumpy. grueling but very effective. Decreases the chances of me coming up with an excuse It really relieves the daily morning stress. My stomach is empty, I burn more Nutrition the rules are simple: I eat only 3 times a day (no snack) each meal has to be smaller than the previous one (in calories) so breakfast is heavy and dinner light I never eat after 8pm because i am usually physically inactive in the evening it's hard to stick to it so Saturday and Saturday only I give myself a free pass. (i.e. fries with cheese and bacon and huge burger) to which I look forward to all week especially during my workout. I have been doing this for 4 months and lost 20 pounds or 5/month. I don't do situps and my abs finally show. There are thousands diets out there and I recommending finding one that works for you. However, most effective diet will involve a lot of sweat and a lot of sacrifices.