Luckily, I joined a great program called Fat Loss for Idiots. Now I admit the name of the program is a bit obnoxious--after all, just because you need help losing weight doesn't mean you're an idiot.
However, to their credit, the program is very easy to follow. (So I suppose in that sense it is idiot-proof.)
They show you how to eat while still giving you a lot of flexibility.
Basically, the program is based on an idea known as calorie-shifting. By changing the number of calories you eat each day, you boost your metabolism and thereby burn more fat.
Before I joined, I searched through some weight loss forums to see if others had good things to say about it. To my surprise I found a lot of success stories.
So I decided to give it a try. I was glad to see that it was reasonably priced with only a one-time fee of $39.95. (No monthly membership fees!) And their customer service is excellent.
If you're interested, check out the Fat Loss for Idiots website.