Hello! I think this is my first post in the 30-Somethings, I've been in the 20-Somethings for a loooong time now but I'm still here (although older) and still overweight!
Anyway, I'm trying something different this time. I've done WW, SW, calorie counting, slimfast and nothing's worked long-term yet. However, a few months ago I stumbled across the Harcombe Diet (this may be a UK thing, I'm not sure) and I tried it before Christmas and it worked wonders! However, Christmas hit and it all went wrong
I didn't gain back all the weight I lost but enough to know I need to get back into action before I do gain it all back.
Apparently the diet is a cross between Atkins and South Beach (though I haven't tried either of them). It's low carb for the most part, with carbs being reintroduced slowly but the main point is that I can't eat carbs and fats (proteins) together and no processed food. The health benefits I noticed last time were so good that I think it's one I can stick to long-term if I try
I used to be a vegetarian so this diet would have been almost impossible for me but I've since discovered the joys of steak and the rest is history
It's only been 2 days since I restarted it but I think that the reason I messed up last time was because it was just me, on my own, trying it. I thought that if there's support anywhere out there, this is the place to be!
Oh! I'm also getting married next June so I've got something to aim for this time