My personal experience of the ‘weight gain-loss-regain’ process brought me here.
That cycle that started in my teens finally ended more than 25 years ago when I realised I’d lost ‘me’ and my food and coping choices weren’t helping. A chance remark about acceptance or change lead me to look at weight and health differently.
I tried it all: flavour-enhanced replacement meals and bars, the lemon-based drinks, the fat blockers, and (my favourite) the microwaveable, portion-controlled, ‘ready-in-a-heartbeat’ dishes that simplified eating, at a cost.
I weighed and measured everything: my food, me. I went to Group, found ‘my tribe’ and shared it all: the good, the less good, the guilt as weigh-in day approached, the chocolate bars after the meetings.
I deprived myself. I lost the weight. And regained it all, and more.
Until I did something different. I learned how to make changes that stuck, even when I returned to ‘normal’ eating.