Have you been training hard yet not getting the results you think you should be getting? The combination of DIET and exercise in the appropriate amounts may be the problem. So if you know you're eating poorly then it's really hard to make up this loss with an “extra spirited” session at the gym. The 80% diet and 20% exercise model really does ring true but as we are not always angels, it's a good idea that needs to be tweaked. A great article in Executive Style (http://www.executivestyle.com.au/weight-loss-why-the-8020-rule-is-rubbish-32z7h) suggests that the 80/20 rule has been over emphasized although it may provide a basis from which to work from.
Your lifestyle is the key to change and you need to become aware of when you are making "bad investments” in your health. What a great way to consider our food and drink choices without over “medicalising” the issue.
However, if you need firm direction, and want to leave it to someone else, then maybe take a look at the CSIRO program on healthy eating (https://www.totalwellbeingdiet.com). A 12 week online weight loss program with the added benefit of a refund if you complete the program. It is extremely well researched and covers all of the low carb and high protein talk that's been popular over the last few years. Having not tried it myself, I'd be interested in any feedback from anyone who has tried it and is willing to share their opinion.
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Jason is the Leichhardt Physiotherapy's practice principal and has been practicing as a physiotherapist for over 16 years