End 2013: I would like to lose some weight. End 2014: Maybe I should start losing some weight. End 2015: I should definitely lose some weight. A few weeks ago: I need to lose weight. At that point and bought a book and read a lot of literature about this topic. I am following a low carbs diet and this resulted into a weight loss of 6 kg in the first 3 weeks! The key points are summarized in this post. My goal is to eventual apply some machine learning algorithms on the data I am currently collecting. If you tried a diet before or if you have collected some related data, please let me know. I will use it for the machine learning post on this topic. In this post I will summarize the key points from the literature and show some visualizations of the results so far.