I am more than 100 pounds overweight, but my husband and daughters aren't overweight. How can I let them have treats in the house - like cookies and chips - without eating them myself? (Generally, if those items are in the house, I will eat them.) I've explained to them how the snacks affect me, but they just don't get it. Any suggestions?
I've got one word for you: Padlock. It may sound extreme, but insist that your husband and daughters put their treats in a box, drawer, or cupboard that can be locked - and don't get the key or combination. Explain to your family that this is literally a matter of life and death; if you don't lose the weight, you could develop heart disease or another life-threatening illness.
As for yourself, you can have a small treat every day on Good Housekeeping's Supermarket Diet, without ruining your chances of losing weight. On the 1,500-calorie-a-day Keep On Losin' plan, you can have a 125-calorie treat per day, like 15 classic Lay's potato chips.