Just Kate Posted September 18, 2012 Share Posted September 18, 2012 (edited) I need to lose weight. I mean, I really have to. I am probably 25-30 lbs overweight and I have a history of diabetes in my family. Now is the time to act. My problem??? Well, I read too much and just can't figure out HOW to eat healthy. I look at Weight Watchers, low-carb eating, primal, paleo, no gluten, no wheat, clean eating...I get confused and overwhelmed. I know I should probably just pick one and move forward, but I am constantly wondering if I should really be doing something else. So I really just need someone to tell me what to do. That's where the Hive comes in. :D (hopefully) I am a former vegetarian who tolerates meat (I prefer it breaded or with some type of yummy sauce). I can't eat eggs (alone, they are fine in things). I love bread, pasta, and sweets. My dh is out of town a lot, so I am usually just cooking for the kids and me. Kids are PICKY!!! Night time, after putting the kids to bed, is the worst for me. I like to "reward" myself with a little something to eat, which can easily and quickly turn into a whole bag of chips. :001_huh: I have tried low-carb eating, but I just felt so empty. I am wondering if I would do better if I was able to eat some rice, alternative flours, etc? Would I still lose weight? Oh, and I also have a diet coke habit that I don't know if I can kick right now. I do only drink one per day though. So, I need to find something, stop reading about other options, stick with it and move on! Can you help me??? :) ETA: I meant to mention that I am a definite food addict. Food plays a MUCH bigger part in my life than it should (from me eating too much and using food to deal with my emotions to putting too much emphasis on my kids' picky diets). One more thing...choosing a diet is kind of like choosing curriculum for me. I have trouble doing it because I keep wondering if there is something better out there!!! Edited September 18, 2012 by mandos mom Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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