Diet and exercise are not the total picture to weight control. It is a lifestyle change. Have you been on a roller coaster or a ping pong lifestyle diet with rebounds where you drop the weight and it eventually creeps back. Then do you give up because you can’t keep it off permanently. We have the answer to your dilemma. You diet and the food you eat does have an effect, yet it is not the root cause of excess weight.
Excess weight is not really a dietary problem. It is an emotional and psychological conflict in our life. We make food choices that fit our emotional needs. Feel good foods satisfy our need for love and recognition. When we feel rejected, not accepted, or recognized we will go for the high sugar foods that give us the feeling of satisfaction of meeting our need for love.