I started reading Jillian Michaels' new book, Master Your Metabolism, this week, and I must say that that girl makes sense when I think about my own struggle with weight and the craziness that seems to be happening in my body.
Jillian suggests that the way to getting yourself in your best shape possible is to first balance your hormones. This means getting those estrogen levels in check, having your thyroid tested, and making sure you are at the right levels of insulin.
I'm about 1/3 of the of the way through the book, and I'm really, really into it. I hope that once I get past the science of my body -- which I'm a big nerd and really enjoy understanding -- I can kick my butt in gear to really "fixing" my unhealthiness.
It doesn't mean cutting out ice cream, but it means enjoying smaller amounts of the real stuff!