Possibly. Talk to your doctors. In general though, your experience is consistent with the fact that exercise is way more effective than dieting for weight control. Combine exercise with healthy eating (rather than eating less), and you're laughing. It's just that healthy eating is quite difficult to do in a culture that promotes junk (and dieting, which is crazy - good nutrition is not). 95% of what is sold in supermarkets I would never buy.
I'm a healthy food freak and I find that if I don't eat processed convenience foods, and eat lots of vegetables, fruits, legumes, wholemeal things along with some red meat and fish and dairy products, and keep active, there is little fluctuation in my weight, and I've never had to restrict portion sizes or count calories. When you eat healthy you're not constantly hungry and trying to stop yourself from thinking about food. I have a Mediterranean cultural background and eat lots of Italian food. Home-made pizzas are NOT junk food if you use healthy ingredients, and I make my own ice-cream etc, but vegetables vegetables vegetables is really important. Have a look at some Mediterranean cookbooks, and try to substitute wholemeal instead of plain flour in your cooking, and cut back the sugar to 1/4 or so of what recipes say, and go crazy with nuts and nut meals and olive oil... My husband and I specialise in cooking delicious, healthy food from scratch, and making things like pancakes and fruit tarts into delicious health foods by substituting wholefood ingredients. It's a great hobby, and your body will thank you for it. I can recommend some great recipe books if you like. All the best with your health.
Last edited by SueC; 04-09-2014 at 04:37 AM.