I'm fighting a losing battle against aging. Despite eating fewer calories while continuing to exercise as much as ever, I'm growing a pot belly and my weight keeps climbing.
Dr. Michael Edelstein, an award-winning cognitive-behavioral therapist recommends this approach which I am trying:
1. Keep your house free of calorie-dense foods. Keep lots of fruits and vegetables within easy reach.
2. Write down everything you eat, before you eat it.
3. Read daily (with expression) the reasons you want to lose weight.
4. When tempted to eat something calorific, say aloud, with expression, the reasons it's stupid to do so.
I want to lose 20 pounds. I'll report back. Let me know if this approach works for you.