I read this great quote today which nicely sums up the solution to weight loss:
Forget calorie counting – fat cells accumulate fat under the influence of insulin. Insulin is excreted in response to blood sugar levels. Only one dietary component elevates blood sugar levels – carbohydrates. Weight is a matter of how your intake is partitioned into, or out of fat cells, and that is driven by hormones, not by caloric value. Stop eating carbohydrates. It’s simple.