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Advice on long term maintenance from those that know!!

Hi all

I am only in my second week, but am looking ahead at how I am going to live life "normally" with CD once my goal is acheived!

I am inspired by people, like KD, who have maintained for so long and am wondering...do you all still use the shakes etc as part of your everyday life?

A friend of mine did LL and has maintained for a year. When she knows she has a social event etc she will utilise shakes the week before and after to maintain her weight.

Is this what happens with CD or do you just go on to a "normal" diet?

Any advice would be much appreciated as I think my main reasons for doing CD were (1) the faster weight loss and (2) the knowledge that I could lead a normal life with it afterwards, without being a life-long "dieter"!! :rolleyes:

Thanks :D

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Stubborn tortoise
I think the aim with CD is to go back to a normal but healthy diet, eating enough good choices to maintain your goal weight. This is what the CD 'steps' prepare you for. I know some people do use shakes/bars to help them maintain, but that isn't ideal really... it's a safety net I guess, but the aim is to get back to real life and real food.

I can't speak for everyone, but that is my understanding of it and my aim.



Excited about the new me!
Hi.. Once you start upping plans, you'll gradually introduce carbs,little by little until you are at a healthy eating plan to maintain. I would just lower you cal intake a few days before and afte, still using the healthy plan.. if you have a night out or social get together, you shouldnt gain that way. x
Thanks both for your comments.
It's a long way off but need to start preparing myself for it in my head!
You have both done brilliantly! Katy - Well done on reaching your goal weight...you must feel fab!