Yes. I invented it, and called it the “iftar” diet, because it consisted largely of what Muslims use to break fast (iftar) during Ramadan, namely soup and dates. I also allowed myself lots of salad and vegetables and fruit. I avoid oil and fat, but didn’t go schizo over a bit of lemon/olive oil/garlic dressing on ready made salads.
The soup I ate also I tried to avoid cream-based soups, but wasn’t too fussy.
And occasionally I would eat a little lean protein (fish, chicken).
I think it worked because:
(a) the soup felt like a big, filling meal and was very tasty
(b) the dates tasted sticky and toffee-ish and although high in sugar don’t have all the fat of chocolate
© I was eating plenty of vegetables and stuff so had most of the nutrients I needed
(d) it was personally easy for me, because I have a horror of processed food/additives, and stodgy lardy stuff, so didn’t have to eliminate much junk food from my diet in the first place, as it wasn’t really there
I also tried to exercise more, but not that much more. I did it for about 3 weeks, and would guesstimate I lost about a quarter to half a stone.
Other advice I would give is sit and think about food. Don’t think yummy burger, think bun full of sugar and chemicals and preservatives. Meat full of offal and grease and growth hormones. Don’t think nice sweets/candy. Think bits of processed sugar painted with carcinogenic dyes. Flavours from big laboratory chemical vats not natural produce. Fat and gelatine ground down from animals hooves and body fat mixed with a nasty sugary chemically mix.
Then when you eat healthy stuff, keep thinking clean, fresh, natural when you eat it. Aqueous, fresh, vitamin-packed apple. Imagine all the pure, healthy nutrients feeding each vital organ, and the water carrying minerals to your skin, and making it glow. Think of things like honey being the essence of flowers, and natural fruit sugars from sun ripening. A lean, clean piece of protein like a piece of fish feeding your muscles.