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A Paleo diet is a pretty good option, since it's based on how we ate a long long time ago.
As long as you stay within a deficit, eat what works for you and what keeps you sated and energised.
You also give no details about height and weight. Its easier for someone heavier to lose than someone already at a normal weight.
Its possible to lose 10lbs a month but you will need to get a reasonable hang of what you are doing, which includes weighing your food. Its not needed but id also take up regular exercise doing mixed cardio and weights.
you also have to make lifestyle changes like cutting out juice or fizzy drinks and eating less sweets to make sure the weight stays off.
also you could try supplements to get any vitamins you're lacking (e.g cod liver oil capsules)
exercise wise try to walk everywhere and do 30 min of exercise a day (like brisk walking, jogging or yoga)
Edit: Don't try diets like the "3 day military diet" because it wont keep the weight off and i don't think crash dieting is good for you're body (I'm not an expert though)
Basically meat and veg. Because you want to restrict calories, that's why I say low fat. But lean meat is very filling, fibre is filling as well.
You can add some fruit if you want.
Read Lyle McDonald's book on this. It's pretty good but read all of it carefully and don't skip his advice regarding what to do post-diet.
To burn 1 pound of fat, you have to eat 3500 calories less than you burn. Sticking to a moderate deficit such as -700 calories per day should ensure a good rate of fat loss, and after a week you should notice a difference. You may see a sudden drop on the scales at first which may be water, glycogen but after a few days you should see the number steadily decreasing.
It may be best to weigh yourself once a week, as the change may be more noticeable. In practice, eating in a calorie deficit is probably easiest achieved by cutting out "snacks" as they tend to be high in sugar which is calorie dense. Eating 500 calories worth of vegetables will completely fill you up, but eating 500 calories of chocolate will make you want to eat another 500. Cutting down on drinks and substiting it with water would also be a good move.
Although fat loss is created by the calorie deficit, it's actually a good idea to have a "cheat day" once in a while. There are negative effects of being in a calorie deficit for a long time, and eating normally for a day or so will reset some of those effects. But don't go too much over 3500 calorie sized I a cheat day a second you will undo a lot of work you did before. Best of luck with it, I know form myself calorie deficits take a ton of will power to do, but you will see the number on the scales drop day by day, an you'll feel great!
Hope this helps you and anyone else!