Starving oneself if pure suicide! Get on a good diet like the "South Beach Diet" or "Weight Watchers." I like Weight Watchers because instead of a diet it's training you to eat properly and it frees you up where you can still go out with friends and have a good time over lunch realizing what foods are good for you and what aren't. 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water every day flushes out toxins and fats in your body and exercise is important. We all need protein found in meats, poultry, fish, cheese, some dairy products and of course beans are a good source of protein so make up some Chili or bean soups or have wraps full of beans and perhaps chicken in it. Fruits are great and although you should have about 2 small bananas a day (high in potassium and good for PMS) they are high in sugar as are grapes. Stick with those 2 small bananas, melons, apples, oranges, etc. Get some dairy products in you (low in fat) and eat 3 1/2 ounces of protein at each meal. Learn to make stir-frys mixed with veggies that can be a choice of chicken, beef, prawns, shrimp, etc. The same goes for salads ... lots of veggies and you can add a hard boiled egg and put shrimp in with it. Grains are also good for you and great for the colon help your digestive system (waste products of your body) and keep low on yeast. Multi-grained breads are just fine, but don't eat buns, white bread, cakes, candy, etc. Learn to have what I call a "piggy night" and go out with your friends and do what you use to do as far as eating (having a couple of drinks perhaps) or sitting and watching a movie and buy natural chips with low-fat dips. Then go back on your diet.