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Cut out rubbish, no difference(9 Posts)
So I've always done sw for years and years and years, successfully. I put on after children but lost again fine at group. I was doing well then lock down happened and I won't lie I ate too much and didn't move enough.
I don't really fancy the groups at the moment and thought I'd be OK just cutting out all chocolate,, biscuits, ice reams etc and just eating loads of fruit and veg etc.
2 weeks tomorrow I've not had any thing 'naughty', the only crisp type things I've allowed myself have been snack a Jack's and if I'm desperate for something sweet I have had the odd small bowl of yoghurt with fruit but this has been maybe 2 or 3 times max and very small bowls.
I lost 1 pound the first week, nothing this week although officiallly Ill weigh in the morning I just had a sneaky look. Any ideas? I cook from scratch and have been pretty good.. Surely going from gorging on crap to eating a balanced diet should do something!! No I've not done cal counting I was trying to avoid it and just be a normal human not obsessing over food for once in my life. Oh and cravings for chocolates and rubbish have long gone which is great
How much do you need to lose?
Eating a healthier diet will benefit you whatever you do
But if your calories are still the same... There will be no difference in size, "just" health
Have you taken any body measurements? Quite often, the number on the scales will be the same but the tape measure will be different.
But absolutely agree with above - to lose weight you need to be in a calorie deficit. If you are still consuming the same number of calories you won't be losing weight
your body weight can fluctuate through out the day so if you just weighed yourself at night all the time then losses would show but if you are basing your weight on a morning weigh then weighing at night may show 2/3 lbs difference
The only way to loose weight quickly is to eat a lot less calories. So if you're replacing the junk food with good food, you are getting nutritional benefits (skin, hair overall health etc) but not necessarily much weight loss. And unless you're counting, or drastically eating less its hard to tell if that is the case. Its a good place to start though as dealing with sugar cravings is half the battle for many. Significant weight loss may take longer though, a couple of weeks isnt long.
Agree with a previous poster. You have possibly lost more but you'll be carrying fluid etc from the day.
Best to weigh yourself first thing in the morning after you’ve emptied your bladder and before you’ve had anything to eat or drink.
I have never counted calories, I have lost over 3 stone just following the food combining way of eating (it's much healthier) and the Paul Mackenna I Can Make You Thin system (silly name but very good and easy psychological/hypnosis based system).
Keep up the healthy eating look at combining it with one or both of the above.
I did this, OP. I cut out sweet stuff for eight months, lost an initial half a stone then lost nothing more for months. It wasn't until I started counting calories that I realised what had happened: basically my diet was much better but my portion sizes were too big and in terms of macros most of my days 50-60% of my calories came from fat (so a smallish portion would still carry lots more calories than I realised).
On the plus side, counting calories is way easier once you've cut out the rubbish because you can use your calories on delicious nutritious food rather than eating unsatisfying diet food so that you can shoehorn in chocolate and biscuits. It took me 2 months to lose 2 stone once I started calorie counting.
I think you should be really proud of yourself for cutting out the rubbish - it is not easy at all - and think of calorie counting (or whatever technique you decide to use to track food) as the next step.
Yes Carter That is what Paul Mackenna says, you change how, where, why you eat. A lifestyle change, so that you also eat MUCH....MORE.... SLOWLY (enjoying the taste and mouthfeel) ,, that way you can't eat rubbish because it tastes soo sugary and nothingy and you have to only when you're hungry ( and stop when you're full).
Yes you probably DO eat less calories that way, but as I said you don't have to count them because the weight drops off anyway. You never starve or eat diet foods either.
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