Speaking as someone who has battled their weight from a very early age, I know what it’s like to want to be thin and look like all the other women they see. I’ve tried every diet, fad or otherwise, I’ve exercised until I got sick and passed out. I’ve sort of made peace with the fact I’m always going to be heavy, and now I just try to eat as healthy as I can and get as much exercise and be as active as I can. When I hear or see other women (and men) obsessing about their weight, obsessing about how much or how little they’re eating, I just want to shake them until they knock it off. Obsession is how eating disorders begin, and eating disorders are as unhealthy as stuffing four Big Macs down your throat in one sitting.
If you really want to lose weight and be your healthiest, go see your doctor and ask to get a referral for a nutritionist or dietician. They’ll be able to help you figure out the right diet for you based on your individual needs. Don’t starve yourself. Don’t count calories. Don’t stare in the mirror and shout insults at yourself.