I used to concentrate on weight management from a holistic viewpoint; intuitive eating, a little Ayurveda, both medical and non-medical hocus-pocus.
Early in this century, I'd discovered--and finally internalized--portion control .. and taking portion "distortion" down a notch, but in stages. I'd been weighing close to 200 lbs. at the time. You don't starve a large body that has to move and be active, and take care of their own household.
I would lurk and even contribute to, the Weight Watchers message boards and alt.support.diet on the old-school newsgroups. I had never been a member of Weight Watchers either brick & mortar or online - since the mid 1980s ... but it's never too late to grab free publicly disclosed information ...
Now, I'm diabetic and my weight has plummeted down to 132 pounds, some of it is diet and micromanaging everything I eat ... particularly, I cannot have any bread--and very little fruit!!
Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.
- Igor Stravinsky
Find a way.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
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Now 109 pounds less than at age 24–w/o surgery!