I’m afraid I may have leaped before looking sufficiently into the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program. I am just so desperate to start something and avoid a total rebound that I didn’t check out all the details sufficiently.
For one thing, it turns out there is almost no real guidance over important things like “do we use oil, or don’t we?” And the people in the support forums seem to insist that calorie counting is not needed which is something I have learned from long experience just isn’t true.
So I am scrambling for an alternative program now. It’s the morning of the first and I am determined to be good this year!
I really need a diet program which can be supportive and recognize that different people have different needs. I’ve “been there and done that” with whole vegan foods and no calorie counting. It just plain does not work for me. I think I do want to try “mostly” vegan again. But I also believe you need to really keep track of what you eat to avoid overeating.
Sometimes a group can’t seem to recognize these differences exist between different people. No matter what they believe simple “detoxing” and eating the right things is not always the entire solution to obesity. Actual control and calorie counting are needed by many people. You can’t violate conservation of energy, no matter what diet you are on.
So I’m scrambling this morning. And in the meanwhile am logging and restricting my calories. But I won’t be participating with that group after all.