I've always felt pretty ripped off at how easily I gain weight and how hard it is for me to lose it. With few exceptions, I really exercise. I ran the mini marathon last year and actually GAINED weight while I was in training for 4 months (and not just muscle).
I've been off and on Weight Watchers for about 13 years and am pretty good at things like portion size. I eat 1 serving of oatmeal with Splenda for breakfast. I drink mainly Crystal Light and hardly ever any kind of pop. I never fry food and hardly ever eat fast food.
Now to my main point.....
I started the Jillian Michaels Cleanse and Burn this week. Along with it, I've been reading from her website. A lot of what she says makes sense and helps explain (I think) what some of my biggest problems are.
Do any of you believe much in the theory that you can actually gain weight (or not lose when you are trying) because you eat too many chemicals? I have real sugar problems. Even on WW, I manage to eat stuff with corn syrup every day. I also eat a lot of "packaged" snacks to stay within my points and they have a lot of chemicals and preservatives.
Is it possible that I have been sabotaging my self with artificial sweeteners and things that I thought were actually helping me stay "on plan"??