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Not sure which diet to follow

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Callmesausage Tue 24-May-16 12:20:53

I need to lose a lot of weight (around 7 stone). I've done this a few years ago starting with Xenical for a couple of months, then very low fat for another 10 months or so and reached my goal weight. However, like a idiot I have put all bar a few lbs back on again. I really need to sort myself out and start again.

This is where I am a bit stumped, which plan to do? I am in peri menopause (on HRT) too. I would appreciate any advice.


TFletchersWife Tue 24-May-16 13:10:22

I hate diet plans.

I have downloaded My Fitness Pal and logging my food and exercise every day.

Swimming seems to be the best exercise for me, 3 times a week.

What are your current eating habits?

Callmesausage Tue 24-May-16 13:34:49

I used mfp really effectively before, was very strict at 1250 calls a day, lots of exercise. Totally lost the plot though, so food at the moment is not good, main meal in the evening with my family but snacking through the day.

I don't want to necessarily follow a diet plan as such, just want to get in control again. Also confused around the high fat/lowcarb thing. The only successful time at losing weight was very low fat, but I'm not sure this is the right way to go again.

TFletchersWife Tue 24-May-16 13:49:47

Perhaps start off realistically? Smaller portions and more sensible choices.

Swapping items such as full fat milk to skimmed, butter to low fat spread. Small steps?

I try and make sure my meals are at the same time every day. You can plan your meals and look forward to them, I try to cook from scratch and dont touch processed meals etc.

I will still allow myself a takeaway but only once a month.

At the moment I am struggling a bit. Have cut out crisps and sweets, something which I eat a lot of at my desk!

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