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Anyone done low-carb to lose weight then switched to another diet to "live"?

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burntthesprouts Sun 04-Jan-15 14:15:03

I've done low-carb and it's worked for me in the past. But even when I haven't eaten bread or pasta or cake for 6 months or more my desire for those foods just never disappears and I end up eating them again because I just love them so much and can't imagine life without them. Has anyone here done low-carb to lose the weight (I have high blood pressure and am 4 stones overweight) and then moved on to another controlled way of eating (WW, 5:2 etc.) that's kept them on the straight and narrow rather than rocketed them back to gorging on carbs in an uncontrolled way again?

Everytime I do low-carb I lose at least 7 pounds in the first week and that instant result is such an incentive that no other diet has ever given me. I think that's why it appeals - it definitely does the trick but for me is unsustainable.

Katkincake Sun 04-Jan-15 14:34:47

No, but planning to do it this time. I'm currently doing slim&save which is low-card meal replacement for a month to shift some weight quickly for a friend's wedding in feb. I then plan to switch to slimming world to have more sustainable losses and lifestyle plan after.

I'm mentally accounting for the fact that I'll probably put on abut 6lb w.hen I have carbs again, as my body will be replacing glycogen stores.

Agree, I can't live without carbs forever

Sallycinnamum Sun 04-Jan-15 14:41:09

I lost a stone low carbing the year before last. The whole lot went back on again as I was diagnosed with gallstones so couldn't eat high fat foods anymore (the jury is out on whether low carbing caused the gallstones in the first place).

However, I have adapted my diet somewhat so I still eat foods like porridge and potatoes but in very small amounts. I pretty much avoid rice and bread.

I have been eating mindfully for the past few weeks and it's been great to far. Only eating when hungry and stopping when full etc.

I did it via an app

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