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How easy/hard is it to stick at target weight? Feeling ravenous.
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Runningtokeepstill · 16/05/2015 16:34

I've just reached my target after having had a few weeks of losing then gaining the same pound and a half. Obviously now I'm at target this slight variation in weight is fine as I can go up to 3 lbs above or below my target weight.

But.... the reason I've been struggling to get down to target is that as I've got close to my chosen weight I've become ravenously hungry. I know our bodies are designed to store a bit of weight in case of famine and I wondered if it was just a physiological thing whereby if you've lost a bit of weight the body is pre-programmed to eat more again. I'm hoping that if this is the case, then it will settle down soon.

Whatever it is, I'm struggling to get to the next meal as I feel ready to eat a horse. I've maintained a very slightly higher weight in the past for quite a long time but don't want to base myself on that. The weight I've chosen isn't too low and it's well above the SW minimum weight for my height. I am happy at this weight and would like to maintain it but don't fancy feeling almost permanently hungry. Has anyone else had this and did it go eventually?

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KatharineClifton · 23/05/2015 11:29

From what I've read it does settle down. How's it been since you got to target?

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Runningtokeepstill · 26/05/2015 22:31

Still quite hungry. Went to 1 lb under target weight last week and back to just on target this week. Life is quite stressful currently and that always makes me feel hungrier. It's like my body is gearing up for a fight!

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