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Thread: Q for the maintainers

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    Q for the maintainers

    Hi there!

    I know I'm a long way off maintaining but I was wondering if anyone stayed low carb in maintenance? i was ketoing (before my recent switch to Dukan) and apart from hols or odd days where I go berserk after a few glasses of wine I avoid grains (bread pasta) fruit and higher carb dairy and sugar.

    I was wondering if anyone transitioned to atkins/keto style of eating as to be honest I'm not keen on re-introducing bread and fruit, starchy veg and cereals. I always ate a lot of veg when doing keto but but any of the stuff I mentioned seems to make me hungry, only reason I could stick to low carb for as long as I did was the exclusion of anything which raised my blood sugars.

    has anyone done this instead of the Dr Dukans phase 3 and phase 4? I was thinking of adding the cheese bit and then gradually upping my fats but continuing to exclude the rest?
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    When I got to conso I very gradually introduced bread cheese and pasta - I never did have any gala meals tho cos so I knew I couldn't trust myself to get back onto plan after one - I have been on conso and at target for nearly two years now - it took me a year on cruise to get to target cos I had such a lot to lose - I do conso now as scripted but without any galas and I have as much fruit as I want per day - I find this works for me and I don't intend going onto maintenance as the thought of introducing foods which got me so overweight in the first place really scares me. I have gone so long without things like chocolate, pastry, biscuits, crisps etc that I seriously do not miss them now - this is just the way that has worked for me, everyone is different and has to do what works best for them xx
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    When I got to conso I very gradually introduced bread cheese and pasta - I never did have any gala meals tho cos so I knew I couldn't trust myself to get back onto plan after one - I have been on conso and at target for nearly two years now - it took me a year on cruise to get to target cos I had such a lot to lose - I do conso now as scripted but without any galas and I have as much fruit as I want per day - I find this works for me and I don't intend going onto maintenance as the thought of introducing foods which got me so overweight in the first place really scares me. I have gone so long without things like chocolate, pastry, biscuits, crisps etc that I seriously do not miss them now - this is just the way that has worked for me, everyone is different and has to do what works best for them xx
    Oh scooter! You are such an inspiration! I hope I can say the same two years later .

    Hi Du-can

    Agree with scooter.... during the journey you will find out what your body likes and doesn't and what will work for you in the long run.

    I started eating high fat in the last 2 months of my cruise phase and still lost. Now I don't worry about fat or carbs (from veggies, fruit and oat bran - which takes me to about 100g daily - sometimes more!) at all and just make sure I get my protein in. It worked last week ... Thursday will tell if it worked again this week .
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    Thanks for your thought guys! Scooter 7st!! Wow, maintaining it is fantastic! I guess thats what worries me, maintenance, I think keto really worked for me I just didn't get cravings, I was rarely hungry and I actually quite enjoyed it! My weight would stall for a few weeks then i would drop a couple of lbs so was losing weight just VERY slowly.

    Bonkers that sounds lovely, I developed a really strong attachment to butter recently LOL and grating cheddar over courgette noodles nom nom. I think you may have a point about the protein being what everything else pivots around. On keto I was restricting protein under 60g a day, i think the thing that is probably going to work for me us a midpoint between keto and dukan. One thing I will say about Dukan it's a lot harder to get over 1200 calories than it was on keto!
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    Thanks guys - I know I will always have a problem with food so I will never be able to eat just what I want - the way I cope with it is thinking I'm just like a smoker who has given up cigarettes or an alcoholic who has given up drink - people wouldn't say to them just have one cigarette it won't hurt you or just have one drink it will be ok - we'll I'm like that with chocolate and crisps etc I know one taste after all this time could send me back down that slippery slope - I have every respect for people that can maintain and eat that type of food sensibly but I know I can't and I never will be able to so to maintain I have to carry on doing what I'm doing - but having gone so long without them now I don't miss them xx the best motivation saying I heard on here was "nothing tastes as good as being slim feels" and that is SO true!!
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