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If you failed at every diet you tried and then something clicked and you lost weight and kept it off .... what was it that worked?
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sheshootssheimplores · 11/07/2019 22:35

I just cannot get myself into a diet headspace. The last diet I tried and failed at was RHFitness on Facebook. I know people love them on here, I stuck to the cals and was always over 15000 steps a day but only lost 2lb over three months. Then I got ill and lost my motivation and here I am just steadily gaining again.

I can stick to a diet but my main issue is they don’t tend to work. I have to tweak them by eating a lot less and then they work but of course I can’t maintain a really low calorie diet without falling off the wagon.

I’m ready to go again but I’m lost. I’m a SAHM, I have mornings when my youngest is at preschool but otherwise I’m looking after kids and around food all the time 😬. Bmi 26 so not huge but I really need to lose 2 stone ideally.

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SallyWD · 11/07/2019 22:37

16/8. Changed my life.

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EssentialHummus · 11/07/2019 22:40

5.2 / intermittent fasting for me. It matches my approach to things/willpower perfectly.

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wherehavealltheflowersgone · 11/07/2019 22:53

Me too OP! I could've written your post! I followed Team RH to the letter and like you lost 2lb in 3 months. Watching with interest

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Ginger153 · 11/07/2019 23:12

The only thing that ever stuck for me was buying smaller plates and bowls, and weighing rice, pasta etc. So I know how much a portion is. I'm three sizes smaller than I was and keep it off. No dieting. Good luck!

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Karwomannghia · 11/07/2019 23:19

1000 calories a day to include a bit of ‘naughty’ food eg crisps or a biscuit. Keep going over the weekends. Record it all.
Daily weighing.
Repeating a mantra with every step when walking of next target weight! Positive visualisation of how I would look and feel.
Slow down eating.
Meal plan delicious low calorie food to look forward to and get any tempting food out of the house.
Get plenty of sleep.

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Shakennotshook · 11/07/2019 23:23

Not helpful but teamRH did my nut in. They can be so bloody rude! Just because a question has been asked before doesnt mean someone doesnt need to ask again!

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merlotqueen · 11/07/2019 23:27

MY fitness pal and / or virtual gastric band hyposis app, both worked for me

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notapizzaeater · 11/07/2019 23:28

Fast 800 then 5/2

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Featherbag · 12/07/2019 00:47

The new WW plan did it for me. I started in May last year and fell off the wagon for the last 3 months of the year, gaining a stone, but I've now lost 51lbs and I'm a stone off goal!

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Jon65 · 12/07/2019 00:59

An affair . . .

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managedmis · 12/07/2019 01:04

Tell us more, Jon

For me it was MFP and lower carbing

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Jon65 · 12/07/2019 01:14

Sorry just bored. What's MFP?

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AquarianSquirrel · 12/07/2019 02:03

Keto

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MadamePompadour · 12/07/2019 02:17

16.8

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Blondie1984 · 12/07/2019 02:22

Lots of small changes - learning more about portions sizes, moving more, eating more veg and protein and not cutting anything out

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managedmis · 12/07/2019 02:25

My fitness pal

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rainbowllama · 12/07/2019 02:28

Fasting. I do OMAD and never felt better.

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Smartcurve · 12/07/2019 02:45

Low carb/keto

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Mintjulia · 12/07/2019 03:39

I threw out the bathroom scales, stopped drinking alcohol (not that I drank much anyway) and took up running.

When I started 7 years ago, I could run four gateposts. Now I can run 10k without too much trouble. Have been a steady size 10 ever since.

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ChocOrCheese · 12/07/2019 15:15

I used to like drinking beer but stopped that altogether. Did not stop alcohol. That stopped me constantly gaining. For me it was a happy mix of various things. I fell in love with exercise - kettlebells initially. I started losing a bit of weight, loved how I felt and started making an effort. I also stopped eating breakfast as I found I exercise better fasted, and so just fell into the 16:8 fasting method. Also rigorous food logging every single day (and thus calorie counting).

I don't stick to a rigorous calorie goal every day, and if a binge day happens (on holiday, for instance) it happens. I think it is good for the body not to know how much it is going to get every day. I do largely stay away from carbs and I am very particular about enjoying my food. So I would, if very tempted and still have room, have a dessert, but if it does not taste good enough I am capable of leaving it, whereas before I would just mindlessly finish it. Even if I was full before I started it.

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WatchingTheWheels85 · 13/07/2019 08:13

OMAD

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Madhairday · 13/07/2019 08:18

Mines 16:8 and lower carving. I lost 2 stone a few years ago with Slimming World, but it was creeping on again so I started cutting breakfast after reading IF threads on here. It's revolutionalised my life. Now I only have breakfast on special occasions and I keep all my eating within an 8 hour window - I only eat lunch and dinner and rarely snack. I also cut out most bread so lunches are generally soups or salads. I do still eat carbs with my main meal but cut down the quantity. I've kept all the weight off this way and it just seems easy now - I never feel like I'm missing out.

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Madhairday · 13/07/2019 08:19

Lower carbing, that is. Grin

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StoatofDisarray · 13/07/2019 08:21

OMAD and Keto together.

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Fuzzyend · 13/07/2019 08:25

Another one for low carb OMAD - love looking forward to a big healthy meal with my family at the end of the day and feel really well.

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