Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Diet Decisions...

I have been trying to follow a less restrictive low fat diet.  I have been pretty much just winging it.  Just trying to watch my fat intake.  It worked for a while, but now I am starving all the time and I am making bad food choices.  I think I need something a little more controlled.  I quit Fat Smash because it was too restrictive.  Although I did lose 10 lbs on it.  So, I guess what I am looking for is something sort of in the middle.  Something structured, easy to follow and it won't make me feel deprived.  I don't even know if this kind of diet exsists.  Maybe I am just dreaming. 

I would love to be able to afford Nutrisystem or Jenny Craig.  But, that's out of the question.  I don't have the funds to shell out for that every month.  But, it would be easy to follow.

I am going to be doing some research on what kind of diet fits me.  I need to find something I can stick to.  I will let you all know what I find.  There has GOT to be something out there for me.  I know there has to be some sort of discipline on my part.  I have no problem with that.  I just don't want to feel like I am in food prison.  KWIM?

1 comment:

Kim said...

I know what you mean. It took me forever to figure out what works for me. Jenny Craig was my first job. I don't know how they do things now, but they didn't have a good maintenance plan when I was there. It's nice while you are losing weight b/c you don't have to figure out what you're gonna eat, but it spoiled me and I didn't like making my own food when I left there. They didn't even teach me how to eat once I left there, but they could have changed it by now...that was just my experience.
The best thing that's worked for me so far is just eating mainly whole foods. I learn how to cook my favorite foods in a healthy way, and take splurge days every couple weeks or so. Sometimes I intake a few too many carbs and I need to watch that, but just eating healthy food is making my body want to lose weight. Also, I'm on doc prescribed appetite suppressants. They are temporary though and I was already eating healthy/losing weight before I started taking them. I started taking them so maybe my stomach would shrink some so I'm not so hungry all the time. I don't eat at night much anymore so it has helped with that.
I think whatever lifestyle plan I choose will have changes made to it as I go, b/c my body changes as I go. I hope it gets easier for ya...you're not alone in your struggle. :) Dr.Oz's book on dieting is a good one b/c he has a plan in it and talks about things we should be doing and how the body works when we eat. He mentions PCOS in it too...it's very informative. BTW, I like how you have books posted about PCOS. I may have to go check some of those out.