I don't know the name of the actual diet, but my coworker has lost 64 pounds in the last year. Granted he's a guy, so it's easier, but I like the idea of the diet. Every week, the allowed food groups change so your body doesn't have time to adjust and tune itself out to the diet. When I see him again, I'll ask him what it's called. It seems like a pretty generous diet. Even when he can't eat certain foods on week, they're usually on the list the next week.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.