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Putting the weight back on - aarrghhh!

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juliej75 Fri 02-Oct-15 09:47:11

I got to within half a pound of my target weight after a long slog of dieting over the summer. Only, I now feel like my dieting is over and keep telling myself that it's ok to have a treat/extra helping/snack because <insert usual excuse of choice>.

Of course the weight I lost is now starting to creep back on.

How do I get the motivation back?? I only have 4lbs to lose, but if I don't get rid of it now, it'll soon be 5, 6, 7...

psychotropic Fri 02-Oct-15 14:39:59

People like having goals to keep them motivated so maintenance probably not as exciting as weight loss. Can you set some fitness goals as an alternative to focus on? Eg run further or faster, lift heavier, join a football or lacrosse team?

Ta1kinPeace Fri 02-Oct-15 18:13:46

You have to learn to eat within your new TDEE.
That way you will stay the right weight.

dun1urkin Fri 02-Oct-15 18:15:29

I came on to say exactly the same as Ta1kin

OnlyHereForTheCamping Sat 03-Oct-15 08:48:08

Fasting? I am rubbish at maintaining but find that a fast day on a Monday sets me right again after a weekend.

ppeatfruit Sat 03-Oct-15 09:31:38

If you look at the Paul Mckenna way of eating, you change HOW and WHY and WHEN you eat rather than WHAT. You have to eat when you feel hungry but eat\chew slowly and consciously , it works, I'll be on it forever because it's easy and natural.

I lost nearly 3 stone on it and am maintaining (you can go off and on it too) . There's no slog , starvation, CC or eating non fat non foods etc. grin iT'S BRILL.

juliej75 Sat 03-Oct-15 20:07:06

Thanks for all the suggestions! That's the great thing about this forum, so many people with different helpful ideas, so you can work out what works for you smile

I know I'd never be able to do all that TDEE stuff, although it does sound like a great way of keeping track. And I did try the Paul McKenna CD right when I first started dieting back in June but I just didn't feel it helped me at all. Perhaps it's time to try it again and concentrate harder, maybe?!

Fasting suits my way of doing things. Not having to think about what and how much for a day, but I've three small children and a full time job. If I don't eat regularly, I slump massively, get irritated with the kids and then cry. Probably not the way forward..!

Which leaves exercise. I like exercise, I like the goals. Ok, that's the plan. 30 day shred, here I come!

TalkinPeece Sat 03-Oct-15 21:14:19

I've three small children and a full time job. If I don't eat regularly, I slump massively, get irritated with the kids and then cry
Don't bet on it.
Fasting is an absolute doddle once you get a few under your shrinking belt.
Lurk on the 5:2 threads for a while and see if it looks like it would work for you

Apartridgeamongstthepidgeons Sun 04-Oct-15 13:00:06

You could be me! I just came on to write a very similar post.

For me it's 5 pounds, not much in the grand scheme of things but like you say it soon turns to 6,7,8. Noticed my clothes were getting a bit tighter the last few weeks and then weighed myself this morning.

I've managed to maintain my weight for roughly 4 years, had fluctuations like now and then got back on it. I feel like I'm doing enough exercise, although thinking about it I could do with varying it a bit more. My problem is definitely my eating, I've got a bit too cocky thinking I'll be okay to eat this treat (hubby came back with a tin of Heroes last night, they are almost finished blush ) , larger portions etc

Just lacking in motivation, I do love my food. I find it harder this time of year as the colder weather is setting in I always tend to eat more.

5:2 definitely not for me as I get low blood sugar, low carbing is more for me it's just getting back on it and having the motivation.

Will be watching this thread with interest smile

ppeatfruit Sun 04-Oct-15 15:24:46

Okay you want to lose a few pounds, if you follow these tips I GUARANTEE you'll lose more than that grin

Eat fruit on an empty stomach

Cut down on caffeine if you're an addict, esp. fizzy drinks,

Don't have a meal after 7.30. pm and eat after 7.30 a.m.

Don't combine heavy protein and carbs at the same meal.

Drink more water.

Good luck grin

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