Hi all I am really in need of some good weight loss advice! Just to give you a background I have been yo yo dieting for nearly 20 years now! I have had successful periods of weight loss and periods of weight gain. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago which was a complete shock (as most I am 2-3 stone overweight normally) and I relied on Weight Watchers at the time, and I lost two and a half stone which was brilliant and I have never had to have any medication to control the diabetes. I kept the weight off for a year whilst still attending WW but then they changed their system in Dec 2015 from Propoints to Smartpoints. This completely threw me as I could not cope with how difficult it had become, and I started gaining weight and skipping sessions. I have been struggling ever since and put two stone back on which is really frustrating for me.
I do exercise 2-3 times a week and I enjoy it, but I know what I eat is the most important factor in losing weight. I've even tried Slimming World and I managed to do that for about a week before I unraveled. I don't think I can sustain that way of eating. My personal trainer (I had one for a while but it is too expensive) said that SW and WW are all a waste of time and to count calories instead, she said they lock you in with "points" and "syns". The main benefit I found to going to these types of groups is the support I get. I must admit once I get to goal the weight does creep up again and I stop attending.
I am 43 now and very frustrated being 2 stone overweight, I know my main downfall is snacking but most of my snacks are pretty healthy, I just eat too much. The main problem I have is emotional eating, and I have noticed the link between whether I am able to diet or not to my state of mind.
I am tired of paying for slimming clubs and following regimes help!