Confessions of a Massage Therapist
I joined the Southbeach diet on line today. So many of my friends and clients have talked about it. Many have tried it and lost weight. Few have maintained that they kept it up. But then, I tried Weightwatchers online and didn't use it much either. Lost weight on WW last year...about 5 pounds, but then didn't keep it up either. The points are too onerous to keep up. The WW website, although informative was slow to navigate.
I know a lot about diets.Haven't followed many. Have a lot of books... reasonable books on the subject. Why pay money again for a web site? Because I'm lazy...I want a site that will tell me what to do...what to eat...when to eat...how much to eat. I want it to be easy.
I like cooking, but the difficulty with following a diet is eating under pressure...without a plan. I'm the master of the 10 minute meal. I can throw together some pretty tastey food in that time. But if I don't have a plan and the right food in my fridge or cupboard, then my back up plan is rice or pasta based. I also have a problem with quantities. The reality is, I eat quite well but I eat too much. I eat like a 40 year old, not like a 50 + who has just hit menopause.
Who would have thought that menopause would make such a difference to my metabolism? My mother told me that I wouldn't be able to eat as much after menopause, but how frustrating is that? Hence my quest to find an easy diet to follow... A lifelong diet to follow. So, I want the Southbeach website to tell me what to do. If it doesn't, then I'll look elsewhere.
I'll report back on this later. Tell me what your experience has been.