Diets (Talking to myself here...)
I remember, many years ago in college, I did weight watchers. At that time it was mostly a calorie counting diet. I STARVED! It was impossible for me to stick with. So, I took up running to control my weight instead. It did the job, but I put a lot of miles in.
Then, about ten years later, after my first baby, I learned about the Zone. It was hard to follow because putting together the balanced meals was complicated, but I was pleased with the results. The low carb thing really works well for me. I lost the weight I needed to lose and wasn't hungry. I also learned a lot about what kind of eating plan works for me.
I zoned off and on over the years and kept my weight down.
Then, about five years ago, I was slim and fit, but I felt like my eating habits were getting out of control. Too much junk food. So I started the SBD, phase 2. I felt so great! High energy, no hunger pangs, and my head just felt clear, awake. I didn't lose weight, but it wasn't my goal at the time.
Then, somehow, in the last three or four years, I stopped caring about my health, my looks. Not only did I gain 20 pounds, but my hair is a long stringy mess, I haven't bought nice clothes in years, and I have barely exercised.
What made me stop caring? I think I'll post about it another day.