So, you start a diet program. You follow it perfectly. The first week, you lose six pounds. The second week, you lose zero pounds. The third week, you lose zero pounds.
The fourth week, you say, forget it! I'm done counting points/calories/fat grams/carbs.
Sound familiar? Maybe it's me but that's what happened to me and Weight Watchers.
What do you do when the diet plan you've chosen doesn't work for you? I've done this whole diet thing long enough to know that there are a lot of different ways you can lose weight, but they generally fall into two categories: portion control or food restrictions.
Food restrictions would be eliminating or restricting foods (like sugar, fat, processed foods, carbs, etc.).
Portion control would be eating anything but limiting the amounts of those foods.
I have lost weight using both methods but had the most success with a restrictive diet. When I stopped eating flour and sugar, things clicked into place for me. I'm thinking that's really the only way I'm going to find success.
So that's where my head is. I have so many books to choose from but I'm thinking I will get out my Clean Eating books and start there.