The first one I tried was Hoodia and even though a few of my friends had success with it, and although I also lost some weight to begin with, after a few weeks, things began to go downhill. One of the major issues was that I was spending so much money on pills from their website and it seemed like I was returning every few days to purchase even more.
I was told that I needed up to 2500mg per day for it to have any real effect and because I was working my way through hundreds of dollars whilst also trying to support the kids, I stopped using them after a month or so.
The second diet I tried was Atkins because again I had heard that it could be effective. However, after only 2 weeks of following the plan I began to feel quite ill because of the high levels of protein that I was consuming. My digestive system has never been the strongest anyway (ever since I picked up some virus in India as a teenager!) and the food that I was eating really wasn’t doing me any favors so in the end I had to stop this one as well.
Then I Moved On To Weight Watchers…
Now with Weight Watchers, things started well and I began to attend the meetings (which were great) and if I were going to be perfectly honest, I did start to lose some weight; although not quite as fast as I had hoped (or was told for that matter!).
The problem was that with the kids commitments (school, clubs, parties etc), I found it increasingly difficult to get to the meetings and even though I started strong, I began to miss them which was annoying because I still had to pay.
The other thing was that weighing yourself in front of others wasn’t my idea of fun and I didn’t think the ‘counting points’ technique was that effective either as you obviously wouldn’t be able to carry on doing this for the rest of your life.
In fact, I believe that’s the major downside with WW because they don’t teach you how to eat in a realistic way that after you have finished with them you could implement into your day to day life… and in my opinion that’s why many people, even if they had success to begin with, mostly go back to their original weight. Make sure you check out weight loss Houston for quick fat loss.