You do not have to be a vegan to try this; give it a try, and I strongly believe that you will be pleasantly surprised!
I request that you contact me about your needs/desires, but if you do not, I will still send you a diet plan, but it may not be tailored to your needs.
I am not a doctor, nor do I have any formal nutrition qualifications. I base my recommendations on my own personal research, and am not suggesting that you should not go to a doctor first.
I have done a LOT of research into nutrition over the years, assessing a range of diets and their effect on LONG TERM health as well as short term health.
From my range of research, I have concluded that the vegan diet is BEST for long term health, which I believe to be of significant importance when one is deciding on which diet to choose, since weight loss isn't the only measure of health.
I have looked at various peer reviewed studies, and have listened to various nutritional doctors. In fact, I created a 5000 word dissertation (along with a 20 minute presentation) about whether or not the vegan diet is optimal, based on such research.