That's it. I have officially cancelled WW. I was a SW member for over a year and have lost 4 stone but I am sick to death of pointing/tracking everything I eat!
Don't get me wrong, I am still going to eat healthy as it is a lifestyle change, not a diet! But I want to just enjoy a nice cup of tea with a couple of sugars without worrying how many points it is! I want to eat a seeded bread with some peanut butter spread, or even have a slice of garlic bread with my spag bol! Everything in moderation and keep the fatty and sweet stuff low key.
I have a MFP app, but I am going to see how this "healthy eating" regime goes, and weigh next week to see if I've maintained or lost. I will keep tracking my weight because I absolutely don't want to gain 4st back again!
Can I ask what it is all of you do to lose weight or to maintain? Thanks
It becomes a problem if you’re having a huge portion. Or if you’re drinking 5 cups of tea a day.
Pick a weight you refuse to go above. Weigh yourself once a week. If you’re near to or above it, eat sensibly that week. Monitor your weight. If you’ve had a fry up for breakfast eat lightly for the rest of the day. If you’re going out to dinner eat lightly for breakfast and lunch.
Keep processed foods down to a minimum. Look at your portion size. Do you always clear your plate. How many “heavy” meals have you eaten this week.
I am on the vanity pounds thread, have lost 5lbs in 4 weeks. I eat pasta, with garlic bread , have sugar in my tea and have peanut butter. I just don't eat fifty tonnes of it. Destiny's comments would make you think you'd been main lining a duck fat and syrup cocktail. I think as long as the main bulk of your diet is healthy you should be ok. Your loss so far is great.
I gave up conventional dieting in April when I realised how very counterproductive it was.
I eat healthy, unprocessed foods now, within an eating window of 8 hours a day.
I don't eat sugar or junk food or bring these foods into the house
I allow myself a cheat meal once or twice a week, usually when dining out (eat out a lot for work) or a social occasion.
I've taken up running.
The weight has come off slowly (apx one pound a week) but I'm going to keep on doing this pretty much forever so it could be one pound a month for all I care, it'll still come off before it goes back on.
I feel liberated from many years of diet treadmill hell!