What to eat?
It's doing my head in. I have a number of health conditions which make choosing the the most appropriate diet a real challenge. If I eat too much fibre it sets off diverticulitis. If I don't eat starchy carbs, I become even more depressed (starchy carbs being necessary for serotonin production). If I eat too much fat my lack of a gall bladder makes me quite ill so no to Keto.
If I eat red meat, my arthritis becomes even more of a pain And to cap it all off, I have had binge eating disorder since early childhood so any kind of restrictive program is anathema for me (bye bye intermittent fasting though on the plus side through years of hard work I no longer binge).
I have only just discovered that Depression is most likely the reason why I have difficulty sticking with any eating plan for longer than a day or two besides all the other issues. I am on a limited income so seeking professional advice is not possible. Plus when I did seek professional advice from a dietician, she was a walking advert for the most sugary breakfast cereal in Australia.
I am 65 years old am 5ft 3 in and weigh 257.5 lbs. I am at the end of my tether re finding the best way to be less fat. Any suggestions, advice or even I hear you sister, would be much appreciated.