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Losing weight for life

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genehuntswife Wed 17-May-17 17:23:00

Started sw (again) the other day and whilst it no doubt works I'm starting to wonder if anyone has done it the natural way. As in, not getting madly into a diet but just thinking about what you're eating and just making healthier choices e.g. Butter doesn't have to go on toast in slices ( who knew) and not having pudding after every meal. So I suppose what I'm asking is has anyone just had a switch go off in there head, made small changes , maybe lost a pound a week and hey presto, one year later four stone has disappeared. Or am I deluding myself

revolution909 Wed 17-May-17 18:20:51

I kind of did (at first!). The first 2-3 months I wasn't on any particular diet I just looked closely at what I ate, stopped drinking mid-week and have a bit less ice cream. I also started to exercise. I think I started with one hour, 5 days a week. I have a fitbit so knowing I had burnt 2300 calories a day was good enough for me. That way I lost around 1st smile. In January I went more hardcore and ended up losing 3st total

Bumblebzz Wed 17-May-17 18:59:19

Google the "no s diet" - it's essentially a way of eating for life as opposed to a diet. Eminently sensible advice on the website.

genehuntswife Wed 17-May-17 19:02:50

Thanks guys

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 17-May-17 19:03:24

Just came on here to say NoS. We have a very friendly supportive thread running. I can honestly say its changed my relationship with food for life, and put an end to years of yoyo dieting. It is actually very anti diet and all about forming good habits and learning to eat with moderation. No snacks sweets or seconds except for days beginning with S ie weekends and special days like birthdays. Theres a book which explains it in more detail, but you can find most of the details on the NoS website.

museumum Wed 17-May-17 19:05:28

I'm currently doing WW online. You can eat anything but must count it. I can imagine doing this forever in maintenance mode. Not counting every day forever but maybe after each holiday or anytime I see a couple of lbs creep on again.

genehuntswife Wed 17-May-17 19:10:02

I've got 4 stone to lose but don't want to go into mad obsessive dieting mode. If I changed a few small things I could probably lose a pound a week, so this time next year I'd be 4 stone lighter

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 17-May-17 20:00:01

NoS suggests around half a pound a week which seems slow but when I'm not losing I'm maintaining which suits me. I have lost 22pounds in 8 months, slow but realistic and I know it won't go back on again. (I've never been able to say that about any of the numerous diets I've been on!)

PatriciaHolm Thu 18-May-17 15:03:42

I lost 2 stone slowly by cutting down carbs in the evening (big pile of salad or veg instead), better snacking (more carrots, fewer cream crackers with butter and cheese!), and more exercise.

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