I put myself on my first “diet” when I was about 9 years old, eating 300 calories per day. Like many others, I tried nearly every diet imaginable, including Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Optifast, Atkins, South Beach, and the Grapefruit
diet. I went on Redux, which was later removed from the market. Throughout the years, doctors kept telling me that my metabolism was very slow, although my thyroid was functioning fine. I once was able to get to a decent weight by restricting myself to 600 calories per day, exercising 6 hours per day. I was stressed out, and obsessed with exercise, but I couldn’t keep that up, and quickly gained all the weight lost and then some. Many years later, I maintained a weight that is about 70 pounds heavier than I am now by exercising 2 hours a day five days per week, and biking 60 miles every weekend. I was obese, but looked overweight because of all the exercise. I wasn’t at a healthy weight, and I couldn’t maintain that for long, either. Sound familiar? Today, I am healthy inside and out and feel amazing. I wish that for YOU!