During the 2009 J24 nationals I was a big problem on the boat. I was tipping the scale at 113 kg. When the 5-person crew is allowed to weigh 400kg all up you can see the problem.
I had to get past denial. I am not big boned, genetically challenged, a little overweight or any other damn excuse. I am a fat bastard. I will always be a fat bastard. It's like being an alcoholic. You must accept that it is all within your control.
I also believe that the reason diets fail is becuase they are "diets." No one likes to be on a diet. But to get from 113 to my eventual 97 I had to make some tough choices. Everyone has their opinion about how you should diet. Doctors will tell you to take it slow. Follow your doctors advice. but here is what I did to lose 16 kg in 3 months.
1 - Water. Lots of water. Like 3-4 liters a day. You are flushin all kinds of bad stuff out of you. Water is the lubrication of life.
2 - Cut out all carbs except the occasional soda cracker. No sugar, no rice, no potato, no bread.
3 - As much veggies and fruit as you want.
4 - Proteins in moderation. Chicken breast, steak, pork etc. Eat the sauces and so on. You are winning on the carb front.
5 - Almost zero dairy - Dairy contains a lot of fat.
6 - Zero sugar drinks and zero beer
. Drink wine and sugar free mixes - Crystal lite makes some great stuff.
7 - Sweets? Forget it.
Weigh yourself every day at the same time. I do it first thing in the morning.
Reward yourself with a "normal" dinner at each plateau. 5 kilos gone? Have a steak dinner. 10 kilos gone have a steak dinner.
I have to admit I have crept back up to 103. I am on the program until I get to 95.