For many years, decades even, I thought that finding the exact right combination of diet, exercise, and supplements was the answer to reaching my weight and health goals. I always felt like I was beating my head against the wall. I would have SOME success, but never long-lived, and something was always missing. The last time I did that, using a well-recognized, reasonable approach promoted by a well-respected, well-known psychologist, I looked great for a few months, thought I'd finally made it -- then crashed my adrenals and ended up napping most of the day while bingeing on sugar in my body's desperate attempt to heal. Any allopathic medical doctor in the country would have said I was totally fit for the program, because by their standards, I was. But regardless of what most physical trainers, dieticians, and The Biggest Loser will tell you, it's NOT as simple as "calories in, calories out". Sorry.
If you're looking for answers to your health challenges and not finding them, you've probably been looking for them in the wrong places. Is eating and exercising appropriately for your body important? Absolutely. Does it exist in a vacuum, independent of everything else? No, it does not. At least not for most people. If it was as simple as A + B = C, everybody would do it, everbody would be fit and healthy. But they're not. Why is that? Because there is more to the equation.
As Dr. Alex Loyd points out, in his book, The Healing Code, "We always do what we believe....If you're doing, thinking, or feeling something you do not want, it is always because of something you believe. If you change your beliefs, your thoughts, feelings, and actions will automatically change."
Don't believe it? Then tell me why you would choose that super-size diet cola every day, instead of giving your body what it really needs? Why give your body chemicals and whatever food-like substance looks and sounds yummy at the drive-thru on any given day, instead of eating the real, whole food your body craves? Because you "believe" you have to eat leaves and twigs to have the body of your dreams, and you're just not willing to suffer in that way? Maybe you don't really believe that and it's just a handy excuse to yourself and others, or maybe you really do believe it, but either way it doesn't serve you.
You know exercise is good for you, so why don't you do it? Do you tell yourself that people who are fit were either born that way or they brutalize their bodies with rigorous exercise routines and you're just not willing to torture yourself like that? Do you really believe that? Or is it a total load of horse hockey to justify you sitting on your butt? Either way, it doesn't serve you.
Or have you done everything "right", eating whole foods, exercising appropriately, and still don't have the body you want, still don't have the energy and vibrant health you're looking for? Is it because it's all a bunch of hooey and you weren't born with the right genes/metabolism, whatever? NO! It's because there's another aspect or aspects that you're completely overlooking. There's a reason you don't make the best choices and there's a reason the good choices you DO make don't give you all the results you want. YOU NEED MORE TOOLS IN YOUR TOOLBOX!
Have you heard the saying, "If you're a hammer, every problem looks like a nail"? Maybe all the nails are hammered in just fine, but you've got several screws in need of tightening, some nuts and bolts that need attention, and some things that need pried off or cut. Your hammer is not going to help you much in accomplishing those tasks.
Unhealthy beliefs and trapped negative emotions ultimately won't be fixed with diet and exercise. But there are many techniques roughly grouped under the category of "Energy Psychology" that will fix them permanently. Food allergies and sensitivities can be coped with by using elaborate diets to avoid the offending foods, or they could be eliminated permanently using energy medicine modalities like Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET), for example.
So, quit beating the daylights out of everything with that hammer, please, and get some new tools! You're in luck: You'll find plenty of them described and explained for you here on this website.