I'm not a big believer in dieting because I find most of them too restrictive. I'd rather eat what I love in moderation, and then eat a little less and a liitle healthier for a few days after. A book that I found to be truly inspirational -- even though it seems so common sense in many ways -- is "French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure" by Mireille Guiliano. It's not a diet book, and that's good, but more an approach to life in general. Major tidbits: Drink lots of water, walk when you can, think of food as pleasure and savor it (and if something costs 99 cents or $1.99, like most fast food does, forget it!) and don't deny yourself, just have enough to satify. To me, the "eating for Pleasure" says it all. Pleasure is important. Just be smart about it. I think if we all started thinking about what exactly we're putting in our body and why, and forget abot "dieting," we'd be slimmer, happier and healthier.