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I need a boost

I have two very demanding babies and the weight should have been dropping off because of all the running around i am doing but i have been eating so poorly. Did cambridge this time 2 years ago and lost all the weight. I just want to start and see the weight drop off but I am lacking motivation. I go back to work in January and would love to fit into my work clothes, but right now, every morning I end up not starting the diet. Help!
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I think most people would agree with all kinds of diets, that if you aren't in the right headspace it's going to be an uphill, and probably ultimately fruitless battle.

But that's not to say you can't get into the right headspace.

For me, what worked was reading up on lots of people's experiences of vlcds - and looking at their photos. Really believeing that i could be transformed.
Because it was the first time and because that sor of thing is important to me, i did a lot of research into the science of ketosis etc - I didn't really trust the simplified explanations you get on the CD website etc, because there's a lot of bad science used in the diet and nutrition business, especially where there's big profits to be made. So, when I got to a point where i was confident explaining it to my much cleverer husband... I was pretty confident about what would happen and how and why.

And then also, in myself, I got to a point where my motivations became overwhelmingly important to me. For me it's a perfect storm of infertility, growing obseity and ageing. Dwelling on my looming forties and being referred for gastric surgery, while at the same time paying a small fortune to investigate my infertility privately (my weight meant i couldn't have tests on the nhs)... just brought everything into alignment, eventually. all those factors had been there for a while and i'd been considering a vlcd for a couple of years, but the more i dwelled on them, the more this became the perfect solution.

Lastly, I really gave some thought to the perfect start date. I have a really stressful job so i waited till i was on holiday, gave myself a few days to eat and drink up a storm - and then on the 1st august, which was also a Monday I started. New month, new week, new era.

obviously, that's just personal - but i think you know when it's the right time. I was really excited by the prospect of starting. That's a good mindset to be in.
Good luck!!


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good luck, if it's the right time for you it'll work. Just don't forget some days you can take the wider road and that doesn't mean you have to blow everything out. Taking care of babies might be demanding and challenging, sometimes you need that extra little bit of calories.

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