Diets are a curse, but sometimes you do have to look critically at what you eat and change your lifestyle.
I have long standing eating issues that date back 12 years or more, and they have been brought into sharp focus since I gave up smoking a few years back. My problems are so bad only my doctor knows how much I weigh and he is not allowed to tell me.
I am a strict vegetarian and fickle with it. I hate yoghurt, loathe brown bread and reject wholewheat pasta and brown rice. I hate eating nuts and pulses in food and some vegetables should just be banned. I struggle to eat at work and can't do breakfast at silly o'clock. On the other side of the coin, I eat junk food at night.
So, just how does someone as fussy as me diet?
First of all, train my stomach to accept food at work, somewhere I definitely do not eat. I have to start small....
Breakfast - a pack of BelVita breakfast biscuits and a glass of fruit juice.
Lunch - cereal bar and fruit juice
Dinner - same as before, but smaller portions, less fat and not followed by chocolate!
Weekend lunch - more robust, but rules apply.
Rules - no chocolate (except that teensy drizzle allowed on cereal bars!), no snack foods (crisps etc) and 30 minutes walking at least three times a week.
It's been almost week now....Wish me luck...