Weight loss aids are not meant to allow you all you can eat whenever you want to eat it, while losing all you want to lose.
Weight loss aids assist you in your goal to eat less. That’s it. That’s what they do, when they’re actually being effective in doing it – and like all substances, they’re not always effective.
Your body/brain gets accustomed to the method, makes an adjustment to it, then out of the blue, it no longer works as it once did, so you have to search for something else. And you do that. We all do it. Keeping weight off is a complex process when you like to eat – and most of us do.
I used to worry about using some weight loss aids long-term and their possible harmful side effects, but that isn’t a concern any longer, since the aids stop working before that harm is even close to becoming harmful. For instance by blocking the absorption of some vital nutrients.
So, what I’m slowly finding is that those aids, once given up by me, need not be given up forever. Go back to what once worked every now and then and it will work again short-term.
That’s what we need to look for in any aid. Short term. Long term always leads to dependency and we don’t want that additional burden.
Go easy on yourself during the discovery process of what works for you and doesn’t. It’s upsetting, I know, to find something that works, only to wake up one morning and it no longer does the same job the same way. That’s nature taking care of its birds. YOUR LIFE MATTERS.