Grrr.... don't know what diet to do.

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting' started by Lisa123, 21 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. Lisa123

    Lisa123 Silver Member

    Hrllo fellow miniminers.
    Well here I am again. Last year I was nearly at goal with calorie counting.

    Since then I've put a stone on. Ive been going backwards and forwards between calorie counting and slimming world.

    I don't know what to do. I can't seem to keep to anything for more than a few days. Getting really fed up now.

    I only have 21 lb to lose. Just need some motivation.

    I was being really good till an hour ago when I just had 2 packs of mini chocolate biscuits maltesers and other chocolates. Its almost like I get possessed and just eat and eat although I don't want the chocolate. I've always done this.

    I need a kick or something. How can I get out of this rut?


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  3. Lisa123

    Lisa123 Silver Member

    Btw when I was doing cc I had 1600 per day. Im 5ft 3 ave build.

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  4. Clanger72

    Clanger72 Silver Member

    Your not alone, this time last year i reached my goal and then i completely relaxed, stopped counting the cals & went back to my old way of eating and lo and behold regained a stone. It's taken me a year to get my butt back in gear but now I'm on a mission to shed this stone plus a few extra buffer pounds!!
  5. Domane

    Domane Full Member

    It's not just you. I maintained from October until Christmas and then gained half stone "festive layer" which I have found really REALLY hard to find the motivation to start to re-lose! Have you tried intermittent fasting? I do this alongside CC and it helps the weight come off quicker. I'm an impatient dieter (aren't we all) and like to see consistent fast results... works for me :)
  6. Lisa123

    Lisa123 Silver Member

    Thanks for the comments. I am back on track from today. Feel quite motivated atm. I will do this.

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  7. Domane

    Domane Full Member

    I think it's good to chop and change occasionally. I started off last May doing SW's green days. I LOVE carbs and I did lose a little weight. Then a chance remark on here made me question my eating habits. In a thread about green days someone had written "I don't eat carbs because they make me bloated and sluggish". Well, yes I was bloated but I thought my tummy was just "me" and yes I was sluggish, but being a month off 50 at the time, I attributed that to the menopause. So as an experiment I swapped to red days for a week... cut my carbs back to virtually nil, cut out bread and swapped my minimal carbs to wholemeal pasta and brown rice. OMG... a week later, my stomach was washboard flat and I had so much energy.

    I spent the summer reading up on the science of nutrition and eventually settled on a combo that suited me perfectly. I took up running, I did 5:2 fasting, I went low-carb and low-fat and I calorie-counted, using MFP to log everything. It took a few weeks for me to tweak everything to the right balance but when I did, I never felt hungry and lost 1.5-2lbs per week consistently (if I didn't cheat) I hit target in October, having lost just over three stone.

    Admittedly, half the battle is finding the right mindset but I just told myself that I didn't wake up fat one morning. The weight went on slowly so it would take time to come off too. I committed to myself and it worked. It CAN be done. You just have to find the willpower and determination. Now I'm proud to admit that I get a bigger high from a good run* than a chocolate biscuit....

    *or a handful of raw nuts.... I'm really into them these days.....
  8. Lisa123

    Lisa123 Silver Member

    Thanks for your comments. You have done remarkable.

    Just been reading some of your posts. Well done.

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