Our expert says:
From what you say, I do think it would be a good idea if you got some professional help to lose weight seeing that the two bouts of using the Dr Cohen diet have not achieved permanent weightloss. Both options (consulting a dietitian or joining Weight Watchers), are good ideas and will lead to improved dietary intake and weightloss. You need to decide if you are the type of person who will do well with weekly group support or if you can manage on your own for longer periods of time. If you need regular support then Weight Watchers is probably the best option for you. If you can put the advice of a dietitian into practice then do consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). When you go to see the dietitian, discuss the issues you have mentioned (parents buying and making food, husband who does not eat vegetables, etc), so that she/he can give you guidance on how to overcome these problems. To rev up your metabolism, do consider becoming more active. Join Walk for Life or a good gym and do a brisk session at least 3 times a week.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.