The more the merrier, thanks for joining in, folks!
I know what my problem is: I want to eat the food that tastes good (which is not what’s good for me!) and in the quantities I want. Age-old problem, of course.
In my case it’s compounded by the fact that my mother was very, very strict about what my sister and I ate - she didn’t like fat children and policed every bite (my brother was a “growing boy” and had free reign though). You almost needed to fill out governmental forms in triplicate to get hold of a biscuit. Couple that with the fact that the men in our family liked to steal good bits off my plate (and my sister’s) and it all adds up to having a very large issue with anything I perceive as a control thing.
If I decide I’m going on a diet, my hind brain rebels and thinks I’m about to be subjected to rigidly controlled underfeeding again, and the next thing I know I look up and I’m freebasing Toblerones. So this time, I’m taking a very softly, softly approach. More steps this week, less fast food next week - I’m hoping to boiling frog myself!
Edited to add: LSV, Lite n Easy is great - I did it for a while a few years ago and lost 10kg. My problem with it was that they kept taking away meals I liked and replacing them with meals full of mushrooms, so it was my fussy eating (I won’t touch mushrooms) that undid me in the end!