Personally I have tried several different "lifestyle" changes that ruled out or cut back on carbs or fats or the way you mix them together. And I always quit.
I have had good luck with weight watchers as it is a more normal way for my lifestyle and the way I have always eaten. I have lost quite a bit of weight on it and while I gain back some by "turning brain off and eating whatever I see" I always come back. For me it works because while I don't mind limiting some things I would obsess over something I was told I could not have...
It works on a balanced diet premise with complex carbohydrates or "filling" foods being recommended.
Grandma Pam to 3
“Other creatures receive food simply as fodder. But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations.”
― Judith Jones, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food