I understand your problem all too well - I've been 'living it' for a long time and have struggled in spite of properly balanced meals with good nutrition and low calories combined with a variety of exercise. The only thing that has actually WORKED for me is completely cutting out 'white carbs' - it's hard at first but after awhile, it gets a lot easier and I find that I do not have ANY food cravings once my body adjusts to the routine. The 'white carbs' I cut out include sugar, all grains, potatoes, bananas and the like. I've always been somewhat opposed to 'diets' that focus on eliminating things but there's obviously something about these types of products that triggers problems for me, including an inability to lose weight. When I cut them out, my metabolism speeds up - when I eat them, even a little bit, my metabolism slows down drastically.
Anyway, I guess I need to just accept that these foods are 'bad' for me and eliminate them 'forever' from my diet. Using the philosophy of 'total abstinence' is a lot easier for me than enjoying 'just a little bit' like some other people seem to be able to do. This may not work for you the same way but if you get really desperate as I did, you might want to give it a try.
Lynda in Orange County, So Calif
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