Let’s set the record straight from the outset: the goal of any weight loss, pound-shedding, “trimming,” or whatever-you-label-it program is body FAT loss, not necessarily scale-weight loss. So, bubble-wrap your weight scale and put it in the basement or attic and focus on your body composition: the fat to muscle ratio.
I am not a Registered Dietician, so I cannot offer you specific advice on what you should be consuming. I will, however, lay out bits and pieces of some of the most recent issues and arguments in the fat loss world, such as:
Is it simply creating a calorie deficit, so your body is forced to tap into adipose fat?
Is a calorie a calorie regardless if it comes from protein, carbohydrate, or fat?
Regarding the last question, what is better: a high carb/low fat or a low carb/high protein diet?
What about the glycemic content of carbs and blood sugar levels?
The best way to measure body composition (without forking out thousands for your own physiology lab) is to use a set of body composition scanners. They are like scales, but a bit more in depth. Some even measure your metabolic rate and bone density. This way you can make sure your “weight loss” is all fat and no muscle!