Nicely done summary article from Vox about the futility of dieting. Don’t diet, just try to eat smarter. And, make little changes that you can stick to, because those are the only things you can build upon.

So there are probably two logical ways to proceed. First, ignore the propaganda about fad diets. The science is clear: They don’t work. Second: Do as Tobias and other obesity researchers suggest, and incorporate healthy foods into your diet in a way you like and can maintain. You may not dramatically alter your figure, but at least you’ll do your body a favor, and you’ll never need to eat a low-fat muffin or kale salad again. The science is clear: fad diets don’t work.