Hello everyone. First of all, I'm sorry if this is not the place to post this kind of thread, but I couldn't find a better place.
I've been overweight my whole life due to meds and poor nutrition and have tried many times to go on a diet to lose weight but it never really seemed to work, until recently. I tried a brand of weight loss products that really helped, I dropped 12 kgs but I can't afford them anymore, they're really expensive. When I stopped taking them I gained six kgs back, but I already knew this could happen so I just decided I'd do a classic type of diet. The thing is, right before starting, something awfully bad for my self-esteem happened and I began dieting quite hard. Everyone thought I wouldn't last two days, but I did. I've been doing it for a while now, and it is working, which is great, but the thing is that I cannot stick to my diet properly without obsessing about the scale, every calorie I eat and how many I burn on the bike. It's getting worse over time. I don't believe I have any kind of disorder, but it is so addictive to count everything and restrict it. It's 17:40 in the afternoon for me and I've only had around 400 kcal today (even though I've spent 30 minutes on the bike).
Does this happen to anyone else? Is it normal? Everyone keeps telling me to relax and take it easy, but I'm afraid if I do I will fail like so many times before.