I started cutting out grains in March. Just by giving up wheat based products and oats I am losing about a pound a week. You mentioned "a new approach" and that is the way I see what I am doing. I have dieted before and put weight back on. This time though, I see the whole thing as a lifestyle change with no going back. I have found a set of foods that I know I can keep eating for the rest of my life because I enjoy them. Enjoying what one is doing must be more than half the battle.
Originally Posted by Henbane
Time does not matter so much when one is on the right road. I am quite content to lose that one pound per week until I am happy with how I look. I'm not so much bothered about actual weight but I used to be able to wear 36" trousers. When I'm down to that again, I think I will have succeeded.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.