I have been a chronic yoyo dieter since I was 14 (31 now). I have a thyroid problem, under active, which meant I gained 3 stone in a year and it is still with me!
I have tried loads of diets. I had a lot of success with low carb (Atkins), but it made me binge like crazy and seemed to affect mental health.
I gave birth 4 weeks ago and weigh 16st 8lbs at 5ft 7. I was 15st 7lbs before I got pregnant.
I am sick of crazy dieting mentality and want to lose weight slowly and permanently. I am hoping to do this with exercise - I love resistance training and am keen to get back to playing roller derby. Diet wise I want to do the minimum so I don't release the crazy and also because I am breastfeeding.
At the moment I am eating too much grabable sugary crap because still living a bit chaotically with the baby. I'd like to try intuitive eating again.
Anyone else trying to lose slowly? I am aiming for a lb a fortnight. Which sounds lame but I've lost loads of weight quickly before and it always returns!
Meant to say I want to lose more than that original 3 st now! Goal weight is 12-12.5 stone. Sounds heavy but I'm quite robustly built and want to keep my strength! I'd be a 12-14 at that size which would be great.
Yes, am taking it slow at the moment. I'm not doing anything particular to lose except switch from sugary snacks to nuts and fruit. I am giving up dairy as an experiment (it has given me hives in the past, and they are back. Also LO has a rash and digestive probs). So my diet had changed but I am making sure I eat when hungry.