This would work....for a while. I would eat only salads, boiled chicken breasts, carrots and celery, tuna fish, rice cakes, non-fat yogurt, skim milk and diet soda. And I would lose weight. However, after weeks of feeling hungry all the time, I would go off the Diet and eat whatever I could get my hands on, mostly chocolate, chips, candy bars, KFC and the like. Naturally, I would gain the weight back eventually. This would continue and I was perpetually either on the Diet or off the Diet.
The best part of this story is that when the body has all the nourishment it needs in the form of whole foods that feed your cells and reduce inflammation, it will naturally shed excess fat. I have even found that eating fat helps to increase metabolism and muscle mass, thus leading to returning to your body's natural weight and leanness.
Are you dieting? Do you have a list of "good" foods and "bad" foods? Does it ever feel like a light switch where you are either "on" your diet or "off". I am very familiar with those thoughts and feelings and will be sharing my journey from the Diet to nourishment.
My hope is the lessons I've learned may benefit you and that you will find the way of eating that nourishes and heals your body.