Hi my name is Marloe and last year I reached seriously obese.
I recently turned 63 and for a good 40 years I have been trying various diets, diligently researching as much as I could: Low Carb lifestyles, Low GI/GL, Primal/Paleo, Whole Food, Raw Food, Food Combining, Rosemary Conley Low Fat, faddy ones like Beverly Hills, only fruit or cabbage soup (for a seriously limited time), Harcombe, Mediterranean and many more which I have already forgotten, ones I tried when I was young and anxious because I had a tendency towards plump.
If I was pleasantly plump right now I would be dancing!
It hasn't all been a waste of time though. I learned a lot about nutrition along the way, but "going on a diet" has just made me fat...and fatter still. Eventually I reached the top end of 126 kg and that just made me mad and sad, and sadder still.
Examining the facts, I found that I resisted a certain element in all diets. Not one fulfilled everyone of my tastes, preferences, likes and dislikes, and more than that, any deprivation sucked in my opinion. If I was on a low carb diet, my favourite ice cream was out. If I was on Low fat, lamb shanks on potato mash blew my diet out of the water. Being a lover of all things food and cooking made me realise I needed to make up My Own Diet.
MOD. It is about informed healthy choices with a margin for 'error'.
If you feel like I do, come by and visit the brand new Spark Team MOD where nothing is forbidden, all is allowed, and see what is finally working for me. My Own Diet.
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