Our expert says:
I am sorry to hear that you and your hubby seem to be battling with your weight and that neither the low-GI, nor the high-protein, zero-carb, Atkins-type diets are helping. From what you say, it would seem to me that you find it difficult to motivate yourself to stick to a diet and/or exercise regimen and that this then makes your attempts at weightloss fail. Because you also mention potential depression and binging, I would suggest that you first consult a clinical psychologist for individual or couples therapy so that you can determine if your inability to stick to diet is being caused by your underlying depression or an eating disorder. If this is the case, the psychologist will recommend what steps need to be taken to treat these problems. If you don't first clear up these psychological problems, all the diets in the world will fail. I would also like to urge you and hubby to start doing some form of physical exercise, such as joining Walk for Life. Research has shown that regular aerobic exercise not only promotes weightloss, but it also lifts depression and improves motivation to lose weight.
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