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Struggling to lose weight
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TiReDmUmone · 16/03/2019 12:51

So I've been struggling to lose weight do such along time I lose abit put it on lose some more on again I just yo-yo , I'm an emotional eater and eat to much sugar but I can't seem to stick with diets , has anyone else managed to break the habit I'm so fed up and I've only got myself to blame I know I put most of my weight on whilst studying to be a nurse

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ItsAHardKn0ckLife1 · 16/03/2019 12:55

Sorry no advice but I’m in the same boat. I’ve only got about a stone to lose but with my small, short frame I look so bloated. I’d like to be slimmer by summer so I can at least feel comfortable in dresses and skirts. I just can’t seem to muster up the will power, and when I do it’s only for about 3 days! So frustrated with myself!

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countdowntonap · 16/03/2019 13:17

I put most of my weight on whilst studying to be a nurse I don’t usually comment on weight loss threads as everybody responds differently to diets, and the advice given is so conflicted.
However, the fact you gained weight training to be a nurse stood out to me, as I gained weight when training to teach after always being slim (8-10). After a stressful day with unpredictable hours, I’d come home and eat anything IMMEDIATELY - like I needed something to eat to switch from high stress work mode, to home mode. I gained two stone over the year and became really miserable - I’d never had a weight battle, or the urge to emotion eat before.
I started to batch cook boiled eggs to eat throughout the day (filling and don’t spike my blood sugar), and made sure I had something filling the moment I got through the door before I could eat anything else - this is always a whole bag of salad, cucumber, 1/3 pack rice and either tuna or prawns. The whole pack of salad gave me that ‘full’ feeling I needed to destress, and the protein helped to keep me dull.
It was hard to stick to at first, as a pack of crisps is much nicer than a bag of salad Grin but I remembered how good I felt an hour after my healthy food, and it became a habit.
I’m now slimmer than ever (6-8) and haven’t rushed home to a bag of crisps etc for months.
In short, emotional eating is hard to stop, so have lots of safe foods to binge on (mine are tuna/prawns/mussels/eggs with salad, or berries) to satisfy the need to eat.

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Dontgiveamonkeys1350 · 16/03/2019 16:50

I truly believe that unless your head and brain is totally focused on losing weight you can fail.

When I am focused and really want to do it I do it perfectly. Never go over my calories etc.

When my heart is not in it really I fail. And then I feel like a failure. And my sadness etc gets worse. It is a cycle that I will not repeat again ever.

You have to really want to do this. Not half heartedly. As that will not help. You have to really want to. It helps with putting that extra biscuit down. Or choosing vegetables over chips.

I also believe that it is easier once you figure out what motivates you. Weighing weekly didn’t motivate me. I would lose a pound then say ‘oh great I will treat myself ‘ and eat crap.

I wouldn’t lose a pound and I would feel badly and then eat a load of crap. That was a bad eating habit I didn’t want to get into.

I weigh myself daily. Track my fluctuations. Keeps me on track.

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