It's strange. I've had a lifetime of battling with my weight and body image issues and an addiction to binging. My weight has oscillated between being underweight (not that often!) to "healthy" and up to severely obese...and then back down again...and then back up again!! When I am on a healthy diet (either weightwatchers or this one) I am completely committed & my urge to binge pretty much disappears, but then something happens (who can explain why or how). I get to a healthy weight and suddenly I can't stop eating & as much as people around me try to help I just keep eating my way to unhappiness. It's been around 7 years since my last healthy eating phase and during that time I've tried and tried but not managed to get control.
Then...boom! Suddenly it's easy again. I've only had 5 days of healthy eating but I know I've turned the corner and I'm "on it". I feel excited and confident that I will lose a good amount of weight over the coming months...but I would love to understand why it goes wrong for me so I can avoid falling back into the negative cycle of over eating.
Has anyone yoyo dieted & successfully kept weight off for long periods? The only people I've ever met who are successful seem to be weight watchers leaders (i.e. People who make weight control their life)