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mouthpeace Tue 28-Nov-17 18:08:28

What finally clicked for you to lose lots of weight?

I've lost weight before but always end up putting it and more back on

JohnnyUtahsWetsuit Tue 28-Nov-17 18:14:14

It has probably been said here lots before, but for me it was making several small changes rather than following a specific diet, as well as accepting that slower weight loss is better if it means it stays off. I can’t follow any diet that is too restrictive or involves me cooking lots of specific recipes, particularly ones that everyone else in the family refuses to eat!

RandomMess Tue 28-Nov-17 18:15:43

Stopping comfort eating, also once I stop eating lots of sugary stuff the cravings for it lessen.

scurryfunge Tue 28-Nov-17 18:18:07

I cut out anything sugary and anything labelled "diet", "low fat" which is usually laden with sugars.

jimijack Tue 28-Nov-17 18:26:30

I'm yet to find what works, the answer for me is nothing.
Like you I have lost stones and stones then put them all and more on again.

I just take control, go to slimming world every week, accept that I have an eating disorder and try day by day to control it. Lots of days I don't/can't but if I have one or two bad binge days, I then make sure I have 3 good, healthy days.
Weight does not swing drastically this way.
Been doing it for 2 years.

You find your own way.
I'm still fat, will always be fat, but would be enormous if I didn't at least try a bit.

Adamsmom Tue 28-Nov-17 19:52:18

There was a really interesting programme on channel 4 called something like 'the truth about skinny people' really fascinating

SunshineTheMonkey Wed 29-Nov-17 21:57:30

Exante. Easiest diet I've ever done and nearly a stone weight loss per month.

It's great.

TheGrumpySquirrel Wed 29-Nov-17 22:32:10

Wow looking for exante and keto diets online I found this!

buggerthebotox Thu 30-Nov-17 22:06:44

Find something thAt works, and stick to it. For me it's calorie counting; for others it'll be low carb, high fat, Weightwstchers or a combination.

It's the sticking to it day in day out, year in year out that's hard.


PostNotInHaste Sun 03-Dec-17 07:59:39

I realised that all the diets I had done before were failures as I'd put the weight back on so needed to try something different. I respond well to numbers so for me that is calorie counting which I swore I wouldn't be able to do but I found an app called Nutracheck that's about £30 a year and simple to use with useful info on portion size. Combined with data from my Fitbit I feel in control of eating for the first time ever really.

I've now taken away the notion of 'good and bad day' last Sunday I ate twice what I burned off but that was fine as I sorted that out over the course of the week. i understand my weight fluctuations over the course of the month and have chilled out about them. Exercise has become important to me and I've surprised myself finding I enjoy it.

For some people this would all be their idea of hell and they'll need a different approach that suits their mindset.

The thing that will make the biggest difference is keeping at whatever you decide to do. If one day doesn't go how you thought it would just move onto the next and make that better. Life happens and there is never a good time to do it, just crack on with it and keep going.

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