Slightly OT, I really must learn

Not to get involved in local gossip girls discussions on diet.

I kid you not this girl is posting for advice on a diet. She has done lots before, very successfully (her words) but is now ten stone overweight. 'I really need to lose weight quickly because I am desperate to get pregnant.' And of course all the peddlers of snake oil are jumping in, Cambridge, Lighter life, personal torturers.

Grrrrr!

Rant Over

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  • "Personal torturers". Perfect description! lol

    Xx

  • The only thing that has ever worked for me is going to overeaters anonymous. I lost about 15 stone with them, took a while though. I wouldnt advise a quick fix, its not good for you or a future baby. I got pregnant when I was still about 20 stone. Do you have polycysitic overys and if on thyroid medication are you on the right stuff at the right dose.

  • He diets cant be that successful if she's done loads and is still 10st overweight!

  • Oh my! No such thing as a 'diet'... I heard in the late-'60's [I was v young and always slim until much later in life ;-) ] that, "If you are prone to putting on weight, then you must change your eating habits for life". It really is back to basics :-)

    'Diets' are a con, utilized by the very same kind of industry that has made Big Pharma so successful... don't believe anyone who tells you about some wonderful new diet!

  • Feel the need to point out that there are several other [hormonal] reasons why people gain weight and find it very difficult - nigh on impossible - to lose weight... despite the crazed protestations from medics about 'balance' and Calories In - Calories Out. Medicine clearly does not sufficiently know about that which it preaches. How naïve of me to say that re weight... let us not forget our thyroids ;-)

  • i don't know what is wrong with her, but she is really warped in her thinking. Yes, don't get involved, we here have enough of our own troubles to worry about.

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