When you diet, people will offer all types of advice; most of it bad. I have two rules in life. Don’t take financial advice from a homeless person and don’t take diet advice from a fat person. Works for me. I followed my own advice and built a diet I can stick with and enjoy. People say, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” Bull crap. It’s the destination, but you have to enjoy the journey, or you’ll never make it.
I have dieted since my freshman year in high school. I started wrestling heavy weight as a freshman (210 lbs+) and each year went down a weight class. I was wrestling 175 as a senior. I struggled the rest of my life with my weight. I learned all the tricks and tried all the diets. Basically, all diets work. You just must find one that works for YOU.
I tried all those products that state if you use the product, drink lots of water, exercise and limit yourself to 2000 calories; you’ll lose weight. Well, duh! It took me years to learn that just limiting the calories alone will make you lose weight. I also tried a product that is supposed to curb your appetite. I ate half the box and was still hungry.
If you’re trying to lose weight, hang in there and be patient.