Hi, this is my first time posting here and I am just getting to grips with it all. I have a LOT of weight to lose and I am fed up continually trying to "be good" then falling at the first hurdle yet wishing I could do something about it.
I have tried SW/WW etc and went to see a nutritionist a few months ago who told me not to count calories but to eat smaller portions of nutrient rich foods - 3 meals and 2 small snacks a day which also followed restricting carbs but eating lots of good fats. Then I see articles that say a calorie deficit is the only way to lose weight no matter what the nutritional value. I am sooooooo confused! I don't mind tracking calories as I feel you can have more of a "normal" diet - following the nutritionist's advice I felt restricted and it was expensive too.
I would just like to know and understand once and for all which is the best way to ensure a good steady healthy weight loss.
Since turning 40 I feel I HAVE to make changes for good plus I have a lot of events on in the next year that I want to feel and look better for.
Any help or advice that doesn't contradict would be very much appreciated!!