My experience is cease bread and potatoes and sugary stuff....... that will do the job.
That is considered by me to be “reduced”
My DIL went on rigid no carb diet for several months and experienced very dramatic weight loss. For me, the reduced program produces results.
The American way is to always go to extremes. My experiece is the extreme is not really necessary
I guess I'm fairly suspicious that a high carb diet like Mediterranean would show these results. There is great resistance to low carb diets mostly because of the red meat most people eat with it. PETA types and nutritionists wedded to the low fat concept seem to hate it.
The key is to curtail eating processed foods, period.