I love to watch some of the programmes such as Obese a Year to Save my Life and Secret Eaters etc but I watch them because they annoy me too. I am 18 stone (was always 9 stone) and this weight increase happened gradually after a car accident and becoming hypothyroid.
However, I have tried every kind of diet and none of them really work. With Slimming World I lost 21bs over 18 months! You can imagine how frustrated I am when nothing works
I have cut out gluten, dairy, etc etc and none of those methods work. My Daughter is type 1 and we have nothing in the house sugary other than what would be normal sugars in foods naturally. Milk is one I believe. I try to exercise but Im in alot of pain from the accident so I will do one day and suffer for a few after. I do not and never have ate between meals, we do not munch after dinner round the tv as some of the people on these programmes do.
In desperate need I have finally resorted to the Exante Diet. I lost a stone in a month. Then we had Christmas, put some of it back on but was straight on it after. I just can't lose anymore weight though. Surely this can't be my normal body weight as somebody suggested.
It is very hard to deprive myself of alot of things with no results. Before going on the Exante diet, I questioned it with my Doctor and all he said was "have smaller portions"!!!!!!! Because of my Daughter we only have very healthy lean low fat, low sugar meals and suggesting smaller portions was an insult. My husband doesn't like chocolate so we never have that in the house either. I have a slim family. I am not although nobody can believe Im the weight I am ie I seem to carry the weight well.
I realise that VLCD diets aren't good so far as body holding on to weight so every now and then I add some protein such as chicken breast or white fish. However, I also know that being overweight is not good for cardiovascular things and lots of other issues. How on earth am I going to lose any of this weight and is there anything atall I could point to being the reason I am not losing.
It is very depressing to cut so many things I enjoy out both in personal pleasure, family things and socially.
I take T3 only and at one time the T3 levels were 4 times the top of the range and I still wasn't losing any weight! Levo made me gain weight. This is seriously compromising my life and making me very depressed and sad.