I have been reading about Low ( make that VERY low) calorie diets. The 5.2 diet in particular. They work.
After a particularly heavy eating trip, I tried this out. It helped a lot. Eat only 500 calories for two ( non consecutive) days a week and the other 5 days eat whatever you like ( without binging).
Give it a try!
In addition there have been recent articles on how low calorie diets can help some illnesses – especially the Auto Immune kind.
Here is the link.