Down 15 pounds. Yay me.
I feel like I've found the magic bullet. Of course there is no magic bullet. But when one struggles to achieve a goal-- falling down, it seems, a million times-- to finally 'walk' feels like a miracle.
The take away is this:
When you try to lose and can't, you have to figure out why and what. Why aren't you losing. What is going on?
Our individual bodies are unique. What works best for one may not work for another. And different stages of life require different approaches too.
For me eating 'small' several times a day; eating less fat; not restricting any food--instead putting it on the 'eat once in awhile' list; eating adequate protein and fiber at mealtime and snack time; those are the strategies that have worked for me.
If you think it is hopeless, that nothing works, don't give up. Keep trying. Eventually you will discover what does work and experience your own miracle.
Note: If you've been dieting for years with little success and much frustration it may be time to take a break from dieting and read the book Intuitive Eating. Reading that book helped me begin to unravel the lifelong muddle of lose and regain.