Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" lol yeah... You have a diet and you can diet. Certain words make me crazy like that too... except ... [snip!] ... of my dietary restrictions because of sensitivities... that's enough to make me crazy! and I'm rambling so I'll stop now. lol"
I can understand what you mean. I think there is no perfect answer for everyone.
For me, weight watchers works well. Also, they changed it in the last year so points aren't done by calorie. they're done by fat, carbs, fiber, and protein. I personally think that's a better method.
I think like with anything people can get obsessed. Everything is moderation I say, which means sometimes I either use my extra point and estimate best I can, or I say "smurf this" and I have a day (at a party or whatever) where I try to make smart choices but don't count. One bad day doesn't ruin any "diet," lol. So I know that I can get back to making better choices the next day. I think a lot of that attitude has come from the Fat and Happy ideas, because it makes the weight loss sort of secondary. Well, for me it's sort of important because of pain, but the healthy things I'm doing are far MORE important.
So even if I don't lose, or I only lose a little, I'm not too worried. It'll come off as it's supposed to if I stick with eating good amounts of healthy foods and moving more.
So, I think at the end of the day I guess nothing is perfect for everyone, haha.