At least not for me.
I mean, they work temporarily, but clearly they don’t work long-term. Even if the “diet plan” is called something else (“this isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”), I’m still changing my eating habits in a way that isn’t going to be permanent, so let’s just call it what it is = diet!!
So, I’m not going to diet, because it doesn’t work for me!!!
Of course, it’s not like I have any better ideas right now, other than what I blogged about last: logging my food so I’m just more aware of what I’m putting into my mouth. I’ve used MyFitnessPal.com in the past, and it’s a fine site, but after using Lose It! for a couple days, I like it better. It syncs well with my phone (and I like the mobile app better than the MyFitnessPal mobile app) and it also syncs with the gadget I’m really wanting to buy to help me be more active, in general: a Fitbit Ultra*.
*Quick sidenote: If you know me at all in the real world, y’all know I’m a technology junkie. I’m also very competitive and I am the most competitive with myself. So, a wireless activity tracker that has Wifi seems likes the perfect motivator to be more active!
Ok, back to the food issue. I had considered signing up with Weight Watchers again, but in the end, I’m just no longer willing to spend money on a diet, because it’s literally cost me thousands of dollars over 10 years to realize that diets don’t work, and I’m just throwing money away to temporarily lose weight and eventually just gain it back again.
I would love to hear from those of you who have had long-term success with this gluttonous battle. I am just basically at a loss as to where to go next, although I’m excited to start the 12-week Made to Crave study, since the book was awesome, but the study has a 6-week Action Plan study to go along with it!
Success stories anyone? I could use a little encouragement that this demon is possible to overcome!!