I am new.
I have been doing the Betty Baxter diet shake thing for 5 weeks and have only lost 2 kilos, so I am exploring my options. I reckon I can do that well on my own.
I put on heaps of weight after my youngest daughter was born, because I had to take anti-depressants. I was up to about 90 kilos. After I stopped taking the pills, I dropped 10 kilos in 3 weeks, without changing anything else. I got down to 74 kilos through the CSIRO diet and going to gym. I stopped the diet and maintained for a few years (always kind of wanting to shift that extra 4 kilos, but never quite getting there)
In winter 2007 I had the flu for a month and got back up to 78 kilos, because of missing gym for so long! Even when I got back to gym, I could not make the extra go away, so I decided I had to adjust my eating.
the Betty Baxter appealed to me because I find the shakes easier than having to figure everything out for myself. Also, there are different stages of the programme, so that, by the end, you are on all normal food.
It's all good on paper, but just doesn't seem to work for me. I am tired and cranky all the time (even after 5 weeks) and I haven't even lost much weight! I lost 2 kilos in the first two weeks, then nothing since.