Will this really happen?

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  1. Dolly2

    Dolly2 Full Member

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    A massive doubt has just been implanted in my normally logical intelligent mind, however the niggle is growing and so too my concern, so thought I would turn to the greater oh wise ones for debate.
    On a previous thread I read tonight, someone commented that they had previously done CD, then regained weight rapidly and had to exercise like mad with a small calorific diet to maintain. And felt this diet had messed with their metabolism for good.
    Now had they gone back to old eating habits I would understand this, however am I just fooling myself and will gain all this weight back?.

    I am feeling a little sensitive tonight and may well just be over analysing. How is everyone planning on maintaining?

    Please someone tell me it's all going to be ok!!

    Thanks, from a unusually overtired and vulnerable Doll xx
     
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  3. mama22

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    105ish lb's off and have been this weigh for 3 years, I still want this last 9lb off. You will gain if you don't follow the steps to add food slowly and go back to eating what you did before. I after this week will never eat bread again (1.5 slices and I gained 2.6lb in 24hrs)
    Cd recommend 2 weeks at each step adding food please follow that.
     
  4. Tano

    Tano Gold Member

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    I did WW for 2 months and maintained x
     
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    Tano Gold Member

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    After cd
     
  6. Dolly2

    Dolly2 Full Member

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    Thank you Mama and Tano.
    Congratulations to you both on your amazing weightloss, mama I was astounded at 105 lbs loss and read your posts for inspiration. I still have 56lbs to go and just panicked, I did this diet 4 years ago and know that it worked brilliantly, however then I was only 2 stone overweight, but I did pile it back on as I never changed my eating habits, in fact they got substantially worse and with a change in work ( less exercise more car based) to giving up smoking 2 years ago I packed on 4 stone with ease.
    I just want to plan for the rest of my life how to do things in moderation and change my lifestyle before it changes me. I had turned into a person I didn't know/ like or recognise and I am never going back to her :D

    A grateful, less irrational and more positive, Dolly x
     
  7. Jayellekay

    Jayellekay this time - the last time

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    I started cd in January this year - through to may.
    I then did a mixture of calorie counting and SW.
    I started cd again last week, and had only gained half a stone (which I presume is mainly water weight).

    Maintaining is possible - but build yourself a plan because its certainly not easy!
     
  8. lauren-1986

    lauren-1986 Feeling Motivated

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    I am planning on following SW as I don't see it as a diet, just a healthy eating plan. I am also going to avoid bread like the plague! it is the root of all evil. And I plan to keep small changes in place, i.e having skimmed milk instead of semi skimmed and things along those lines.

    I will always go to the gym now as I know exercise is the key to keeping pounds off as well. Even if only for 30 mins a day, its right by my work so I have no excuse for slacking off of that!
     
  9. pandorasinbox

    pandorasinbox Queen Geek

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    I'm doing Diet Chef when I'm near my goal to learn portion control and healthy eating habits. Tried WW/SW in the past and don't feel they taught me either of those things well, so hoping Diet Chef will do the trick. :)

    Despite "normal" people's protestations - there is NOTHING to say that a VLCD has any effect on your longterm metabolism. Weight loss and exercise, however, will boost your metabolism. The only reason you should put on weight after a VLCD is if you haven't adjusted your eating after the diet, don't do any exercise and go back to eating the way you did when you were overweight.

    I get the feeling that the person who said they had to eat like a bird/exercise like a madman to maintain either has an underlying health problem they're not aware of or may have been making excuses for lapsing.
     
  10. Setas

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    If you don't go back to your old habits but eat a sensible and balanced diet the weight will stay off. I lost 8 stone on CD and regained 3 1/2 in the last 6 months - but that has only been because I have gone totally mad eating - i didn't work up through the plans just launched straight back into full on eating(really totally mad) so I know the biggest challenge for me is going to be to address my eating habits.... All I am keeping in my head for now is if you don't eat the calories then the weight won't go back on.
    Hang on in there - work up through the maintenance plans and use them to reeducate yourself and find the right balance point for you
     
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