here is my exerience: you are always hungry because the sugar and simple carbs keep the hunger going. Also, I’m sure there is a food addiction there. If it was easy to change, you would have already!
i was close to 300lbs and had been over it at one point. Chronic pain as well. Knee issues so can’t just go for a walk, can’t do exerciseso where I put pressure on my knee, all sorts of reasons why I can’t exercise. I’ve been on diets and exercise programs many times and they all worked…while I was doing them! All diets work, it’s being able to stick to them that is the problem.
finding out I will have to have knee replacements in the future really shocked me. My weight wasn’t just affecting my looks, it was causing me life long problems.
a cousin who wanted to lose 39lbs went on this low carb diet: ideal protein. And before anyone says they don’t work, they do…but it is not the way you eat for the rest of your life, it is just toreduce weight.
i went to the info session not wanting to do it, and misunderstanding the price, I signed up. It is a very strict diet, with some prepackaged food but boy did it work! 60 lbs in 6 months, and I got up to 80 lbs off!
I was able to do it because for the most part, you are not hungry in the diet. And for the emotional eating times, they give you tips and figure out how to power through.
this might not be the right “diet” for you but you have to make the decision to stop the sugar and try different ways to help. Emotional and addictive eating is not easy to overcome, but know thAt it is possible.
Start with not having the “bad” stuff in the house. If you need to binge on something, at least try and make it healthy. If you do want to indulge, get an appropriate serving size container…even if it costs more than the giant value pack that you know you’ll eat the entire thing of.
good luck! It’s not easy but for your own physical and emotional health, find what works for you!