Maintenance post BSD or 5:2

(7 Posts)
pfrench Fri 19-Aug-16 12:54:03

Can you please give me success stories of maintaining weight loss after reaching a goal weight on either of these two options?

How are you doing it?

I've lost significant amounts of weight before, but always put it back on. This time I've got different motivations in that I have a little girl who I don't want to pass bad habits on to, or have grow up with a 'complicated' relationship with food, but I'm already worrying about it. I know I can lose weight, I'm just bad at keeping it off.

Jayne266 Fri 19-Aug-16 22:12:17

I did the 5:2 diet last year and lost 5 st in 11 months but stopped when I found out I was pregnant. I am due anyday now and can't wait to get back on it to continue my weight loss.

HeyMacWey Fri 19-Aug-16 22:14:02

I maintain by a daily 16:8 fast (or more often than not 18:6).

Dc don't really notice as they're at school for most of the day so we all sit down for a main meal together in the evening.

TaIkinPeace Sun 04-Sep-16 15:16:46

I hit target weight in December 2012 and have been within a few pounds of it ever since with little effort

Breadandwine Sun 04-Sep-16 23:42:19

I dropped 24lbs to 9.3 or thereabouts almost 4 years ago, and I've been there ever since.

I maintain by not eating breakfast - so 16:8 - daily, and having a 24 hr fast on one day a week.

All that gives me lots of leeway to indulge myself - fairly frequently! grin

JT05 Tue 13-Sep-16 21:54:05

I lost 2.5 St 2 years ago. I do not weigh myself, but I still fit into the smaller size clothes. When I feel the waist band tighter I 5:2 until they are more comfortable.
I will say it has altered my general eating habits and my appetite is smaller.

Joysmum Sat 01-Oct-16 09:22:56

I think the key thing is recording accurately what/when/where/emotions your eating for a while. You'll probably find patterns of trigger foods, times, emotions, people or places that lead to an overeat over time. Having identified this you can then consider strategies on how to combat those triggers which will make maintaining easier.

A diet will lead to weight loss, maintaining is about understanding what the original problem was.

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