Intuitive eating works but give it time. I too was given shitty dieting advice when trying to lose post partun weight. One doctor gave me a prescription for diet pills and a licensed dietitian guided me to a 1200calorie diet. I totally screwed up my metabolism. After a very long two year journey and removing processed foods, red meat, gluten and most dairy, I follow intuitive eating, have no idea much I eat a day except it’s a lot and have lost 30lbs in two years. Today I am 5’10” and weigh in about 140lbs and tackling my first half Ironman triathlon at age 42. Intuitive eating works but it takes time. Unfortunately our medical community is not versed in guiding patients on how to eat properly for their body type I learned the hard way.