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    Serial diet switcher but how do I stop?

    Hey all

    I'm one of those people who has tried every diet going but now I just can't seem to stick with one for any length of time because I constantly compare them. It's so frustrating but I just can't get out of the habit.

    I promised myself I would not be in the same place this xmas as I was last but it's quickly approaching and I'm still in the same st bracket. I dread to think the amount of times I've joined and rejoined a diet club but then think I'll do better on the other so switch.

    I need to break this cycle but really don't know how.

    Dan x
    No more diet switching

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    They all work differently so you can't compare them - its like comparing an apple to an orange both fruit but taste, feel, look different . You have to find the one that works best for you and accept that on a different diet something might be free but on your diet its not - think about the stuff that's free on your diet that isn't on the others etc . In reality it doesn't matter which one you do as the end goal is the same - so you need to work out which one suits you and stick to it
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    I too am notorious for switching diets. Been on weightwatchers, Atkins, Dukan, insanity and now have started slimming world for the first time. It's about finding one that suits at a particular time in your life. I work long hours and have family commitments so have to find something which fits in with family life. I've reached goal twice in the last 5 years so know its achievable. And planning my meals for the week and buying everything in one shopping trip works best for me. Determined this time to stick to it. No more chopping and change diets for me!!

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    Oh gosh - I thought it was just me! This year started with Weightwatchers, moved to Harcombe, then to Atkins, then to Calorie Counting, then to Rosemary Conley and now I'm back on SW. I've followed each of these diets every year for the last 5 years. The result has been that my weight has gone up and down continuously, which is probably really unhealthy. Having begun this year weighing in at 11 and 1/2 stone, being determined to get down to 9 stone, I'm now in the really depressing position of weighing in at over 13 stone - after spending an obscene amount of money on joining fees, gym fees and all the faddy foods. It makes me feel really, really unhappy to be honest, and also embarrassed that I've got into this position!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbatcup View Post
    I too am notorious for switching diets. Been on weightwatchers, Atkins, Dukan, insanity and now have started slimming world for the first time. It's about finding one that suits at a particular time in your life. I work long hours and have family commitments so have to find something which fits in with family life. I've reached goal twice in the last 5 years so know its achievable. And planning my meals for the week and buying everything in one shopping trip works best for me. Determined this time to stick to it. No more chopping and change diets for me!!
    how's it going? Still sticking with SW?
    Donna x




    Back again!

    April 20th 2014: 13 stone 0lb
    New targets:
    1. Lose 5% of start weight - about 12st 3lbs
    2. Lose 10% of start weight - 11st 7lbs


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    Me too.

    WW, SW, calorie counting, 5:2, back to WW, Slimfast.

    I am now trying Herbalife & have a really positive feeling about it.

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    I think it's good to try different diets but I've been the same switching 3 times a week. So I've decided to eat healthy making adjustments to my bad habits and trying to make lifestyle changes I can sustain Best of luck

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    I'm no different but have now decided to eat 3 healthy meals a day, exercise either running or on the rowing machine and only weigh myself every 2 weeks.. Think in the end dieting takes over your life and I'm at a stage where I'm like no no more.. X

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    Glad to see it isn't just me but I'm still doing it and first posted this thread in Sept. It really is taking over my life at times. Think I it's time to try a new approach but what? Need food to be in the background of my life instead of consuming it

    Dan x

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    I've been switching too. I decided to make adjustments to suit myself. I joined sw and it's going ok but I like bread and chocolate too much to follow the plan to the letter. So I took the best of it - consume more veg but I count calories on mfp too. So some days I eat toast and cereal and chocolate but have a low cal dinner to compensate. I think that as long as I can manage a 600 calorie deficit each day and I move a little bit more I can hope to lose 1lb a wk, possibly more. I have to break the cycle of lose big, binge big and gain big.
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    Losing weight is a terrible battle for most of us. We hate being fat but love all the goodies. My problem is definitely sugar in most forms. I love sweet things. Biscuits, cakes, fudge etc. Chocolate of course. We start our diets in hope and with 'determination' but don't last the week, maybe not even the day.

    What's the answer? How I wish I knew.

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    I'm another serial dieter. I always used to end up back at WW, until they changed to pro points. I tried it for six months and lost and gained the same couple of pounds. Since then I have lost lost 's but not pounds as I have bought diet book after diet book but although they all look promising they are not practical. I had high hopes of the Harcombe diet but ended up with a migraine during the first phase, I tried twice so it wasn't a coincidence. I am now back at SW as I need the discipline of being weighed but I am taking the good points but not getting sucked into eating unlimited pasta and cooking with a small amount of olive oil rather than fry light.

    I know that in the end whatever I do needs to be a change for life so it needs to be something that is easy to follow using easily obtainable food.

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    I think it's so hard to break bad habits, sometimes it feels like we hit a huge self destruct button. If you feel yourself slipping, get angry!! Fight it and know it will always be a battle but something you are in control of and a battle you will win





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