I've been trying (and failing miserably) to lose weight for a while and as a last resort I'm wondering about maybe joining a weight loss group, but I'm not really sure what actually happens at the meetings and whether it would do me any good. I don't want to waste my money if it's not going to help. Ideally I want to lose up to about 4 stones, but any loss would be good. The difficulty is that my weight problems are directly related to some medical conditions that I have and I already eat a very healthy diet which averages around 1500-1700 calories a day (it's not just me saying that - I saw a dietician who said that my diet is healthy and that she couldn't really suggest any changes to make). Despite this, I'm still putting on weight so I don't know what else I can do, short of just not eating anything at all! I've already tried exercising more - I went to an exercise class, swam and went in the gym every single weekday for 3 months and it made absolutely no difference to my weight or size, so that's clearly not the solution. My doctor knows about my weight problems and says there's nothing he can do - I suspect very much that he thinks I'm not telling him the truth about my diet, but I really am! I have a feeling that weight loss groups would be more useful for people who either aren't sure what food is healthy or need help figuring out how to incorporate a healthy diet into their life, and this doesn't really apply to me, but I may be wrong about this. I'm willing to give anything a try!