I'm very frustrated by my inability to lose weight. I'm a 28 year old female and I'm stuck in the overweight range. Despite years of consistent and steady weight watchers and exercise, I cannot break it! I was 10-15 lbs heavier at times, but I've hit a plateau in my efforts for six months now. Worse, ANY indulgence has immediate consequences.
I usually prepare my own meals - low fat, low sodium, fresh vegetables, fish. I eat small quantities which I measure and tally in weight watchers. I exercise several times a week - spinning, running, Jillian's workout videos. I have goals which I feel I deserve to reach.
Of course, it's frustrating to see other people with apparently different body chemistry eating terribly, exercising never, all without consequence. The hard solution, I guess, is to continue to reduce my intake and increase my exercise, but I feel that I'm behaviorally a very healthy already. Further, any deviation from my aggressive plan puts the weight right back on, pound for pound.
Does my body need to be heavier than other bodies? Is that just what I'm stuck with? Are there certain nutritional components I need to avoid besides the standard fat, sugar, carbs that might be keeping me fat?
I guess I'd just like to hear from qualified nutritionists or individuals like me who have learned any tricks to resetting their body's preferred weight.