Some time ago, I had a BIG weight problem. For years I tried to lose weight in every imaginable way (remember all of those faddish crash diets that promised a loss of several kilos/stones in 2 to 3 weeks?) to no long term avail. In fact the diets seemed to make my situation worse – and I turned into what was known as a ‘binge dieter’. Without the diets I would have become obese (instead of just severely overweight), but each diet left me feeling so deprived that I reverted straight back to the same old consumption habits!