Has anyone successfully lost 3 stone by themselves? I am 13 and a half stone, female in early 40s. I have tried dieting but get ravenous or depressed on diets so haven't been able to stick to it. Yesterday for example, I started with good intentions thought to cut down on carbs. I had a small omlette for breakfast and small pitta bread and 3 hotdogs at 2.30pm, then by 4.-00pm I was so ravenous I could EAT MY OWN FINGERS!!! So ended up eating LOADS in the evening, totalling nearly 3,000 calories. On an average day I eat between 2,500 - 3,000 cals and have done this on average past 10 years. (in between bouts of unsuccessful dieting). I teach full time and at weekends teach 1-1 students so I am not a lazy person. I am now thinking perhaps to do it slowly and for the first week eat maybe 1,800 calories, then second week 1,700 on average and see how I feel. I seem to have been obsessed with diets for the last 10 years (when the weight has gone on slowly) but can't stick to any of them as always feel anxious on them or hungry. There must be people who have managed to control their weight long term while remaining fulfulled and happy?