How much can you eat and still lose weight

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Userwithoutaname Mon 21-Aug-17 02:56:40

If you don't cut anything out, but eat what you like, how much can you eat and still lose weight, although slowly? I don't drink fizzy drinks, just black tea or coffee.

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MrsOverTheRoad Mon 21-Aug-17 06:04:34

Well if you don't cut anything out, you won't lose weight unless you do more excersise and so burn more calories.

Why would you expect to lose weight if you don't change your diet?

MirabelleTree Mon 21-Aug-17 06:07:57

It depends on your age, weight and height and activity levels so impossible to answer. Have a look at a TDEE calculator and take it from there.

Cantseethewoods Mon 21-Aug-17 13:20:56

You'd basically be looking at calorie counting if you want to be able to eat everything but just smaller portions. As PP said, you need to work out your TDEE as everyone's is different.

Userwithoutaname Mon 21-Aug-17 16:49:41

Sorry I didn't mean I wouldn't cut anything out. I meant I didn't want to exclude whole foods groups, so be able to eat things I like in moderation.

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stevie69 Mon 21-Aug-17 16:56:13

If you don't cut anything out, but eat what you like, how much can you eat and still lose weight, although slowly? I don't drink fizzy drinks, just black tea or coffee.

Not a right lot in my case sad I have to work at things unrelentingly in order to maintain my weight.

PosiePootlePerkins Mon 21-Aug-17 16:59:17

Have a look at the NoS diet, we have a friendly thread running and there's a website too with lots more information. You can eat three plates of any food a day without having to cut out any foods, weight loss is slow but it does come off. No snacks, sweets or seconds except for days beginning with S ie weekends and special days like birthdays. Could be what you're looking for!


Lotsofsausage Mon 21-Aug-17 20:40:06

You're talking about flexible dieting where you have the right amount of macros (fat, carbs protein) but they can be any type, rather than the 'good' types - e.g. a burger instead of avocado for fat/ toast instead of veg/ fruit for carbs. However this only seems to work if you're a very active. Or if you were to reduce down to a deficit - you can work out your deficit needed depending on your activity level using online calculators.

I am losing weight by drastically reducing (but not completely cutting out) refined carbs (bread, pasta, etc) but still eat other carbs (quinoa, sweet potato, veg) and upping my lean protein and my fat so I'm not hungry. This has massively stabilised by blood sugar and I'm not getting half as many cravings for sugar or bread as I used to!

FlightyMare Fri 25-Aug-17 18:07:31

If you're eating intuitively, some theories suggest that if you only eat when you are genuinely hunger and stop when satisfied, you will naturally reach your healthy weight without the need to consciously limit your food. It sounds too good to be true, but I've just returned from holiday and loosely followed this method and didn't gain any weight over a 2 week holiday (I usually gain around half a stone when away). Would it work to actually LOSE weight rather than maintaining it though..?

Skala123 Fri 25-Aug-17 18:22:56

You'll have to calorie count, something like my fitness pal is great if you don't want to exclude things. Work out your basal metabolic rate and go from there

Ecureuil Fri 25-Aug-17 18:28:02

Impossible to answer. It completely depends how many calories you burn. Someone short, with a sedentary job, not much weight to lose and does no exercise won't be able to eat much at all. Someone who lives an active lifestyle will be able to eat more.
You need to work out your TDEE and take it from there.

Mivery Fri 25-Aug-17 19:30:48

Generally speaking 1500 calories per day is enough to create a deficit.

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