Most diets manage to trap us only because of their good advertising tactics. If you are following a diet that most people around you are doesn’t mean the diet is good. It only means the diet has good advertising tools.
A typical scenario; you start a diet, you lose weight and then keep following the diet but you stop losing weight. You lose faith in the diet so you go off the diet. As soon as you go off the diet you gain weight even more easily than before the diet. This is because most diets slow down your metabolism in the long run.
Our weight is not about what diet we follow but is directly related to the difference between energy intake and energy used, which is directly related to metabolism. Losing weight is not about following one diet after another diet. Losing weight comes from increasing your metabolism. In your diet just make sure you eat only how much you can burn.
The ideal situation is incorporate exercise in your life. No one can dispute exercise helps lose weight. Losing weight can be made more effective with a careful eye on your diet. No hassle of elaborate starving diets just a little caution is good enough for weight watching.
There are a lot of good for nothing diets out there so be careful of who you believe; it is what you eat that makes who you are after all!