Quote from darla80
"I can not undersatnd why I am so heavy... I do not eat anything.. so why am I not losing weight?? "
That's half the problem, you know. They don't eat anything. I've had some women say to me that they skip breakfast, eat only a little bit for lunch and eat a "sensible" supper. But when you figure in what they eat during the day (including the sensible supper) it essentially adds up to a diet that is a little above starvation, devoid of most of the food groups. The body thinks it's in a starvation situation and the metabolism drops waaay down. These women also typically allow themselves a "cheat" day where they eat what they want which causes the body to save the calories as fat. Then they lament that they're not losing weight.
What's hard is convincing them that skipping meals is not the answer. They have to eat
to lose weight. They have to exercise. The food is not the enemy, there's nothing wrong with enjoying food. It's eating too much and not moving it off. That's the hardest thing to get across.
Yes, you're right, it is sad.