Bold statement but nevertheless true.
What is not true is that you can eat however much you want and lose weight. You still have to be in a calorie deficit.
Of course I love a consistent diet of what’s generally considered “healthy food” (fruits and vegetables) but food serves many purposes, and unless you have a very strong personal reason for avoiding certain food items, why deny yourself in the long term? You are only bound to fail.
Instead, build your weight/body fat reduction plan around what you prefer, then systematically find places you can cut down.
Like a big, juicy restaurant burger? Try going hungry most of the day, exercise, and save up for that high-calorie meal.
Looking forward to dessert? Then forget the balanced meal and go straight for the doughnuts, cookies, cake or pie; whatever it is.
Dieting doesn’t have to make you miserable. You do need to be 100% conscious of the calories you’re consuming (most establishments are making this very easy), and you need to get used to feeling hungry occasionally (which is not that bad). If you’ve ever been so distracted you forgot to eat, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
One warning: some food items may give you the “cannot eat just one” phenomenon, and it’s best to avoid these items. For example, if I eat one Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich, I will end up eating the whole pack of 7, knocking back over 900 calories in probably 10 minutes. So I don’t eat any.
You have an infinite variety of choices, anyway.
Don’t wait. Start now.