There are so many diets around these days but I prefer just to count calories and try to eat more healthily.
The good thing about calorie counting is that you can eat anything you want within reason. I love chocolate so I allow myself a chocolate bar or some sort every day. I tried Slimming World last year but that didn't work for me because it was too restrictive for sweet things, a mars bar was 13 syns and they recommended you had 10 syns a day. I don't like having to count points and syns into my day and just feel calorie counting gives me more choice.
I restrict myself to 1000 calories a day but I can have 1300 and still lose weight.
I gave up smoking in October and put quite a bit of weight on in doing so. I allowed myself to do that and get Christmas out of the way and then started my diet on 2nd January.
Good luck to everyone who is trying to lose weight. It's great having a community like this where you can get support and advice.