Started the 12 week plan in January - all good intentions. Lost half a stone by March - great only 1 and half stone more to reach goal. My weight seemed to get stuck between 12 and 12 and half stone. I've been 8 and half stone till I got into my late 30s. Weight slowly crept up to 13 stone by the time I reach 49. No change in eating habits or decline in exercise! I know I need to eat healthy and do exercise to lose weight. When I ask for advice it is always eat more oily fish, less meat, smaller portions. This is frustrating as I do not eat meat and haven't done for over 25 years. I eat mackeral, salmon and tuna regularly with rice, pasta potatoes and plenty of veg. I cant eat big portions of food. I would describe my portions as size for an eight year old child. I dont eat lots of take outs or drink lashings of fizzy drinks I normally cook from scratch , low salt, fat etc. I do like cake, biscuits, chocolate but don't eat these excessively. I've only lost weight by not eating them at all or very occasionally.
I know I need to cut them out of my diet but the small change in weight gets me down and I just go back to eating them again. I lost more weight when trying a totally fat free diet but it played havoc with my bowels and didn't feel healthy.
I exercise daily and have recently started going swimming again. Any comments appreciated honest as you like.