I agree with what everyone has said so far, don't do VLC. My son is 15, on the lean side, but he was overweight last year due to prescription steroids (prednisone) once he got off the steroids and mostly avoided wheat the weight just melted away. He eats a lot of rice, potatoes and fruit. The main thing is don't stress about the weight you said you feel better and that's the most important thing. I think restricting any macro would do more harm than good.
Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.