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Really want to lose weight for good this time

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020

For about 10 years I have constantly been losing then regaining weight I’ve joined slimming world a few times over the years and can follow it but lack the will power to stick to it, before covid I lost 1 stone and a half at slimming world but have now regained a stone I currently weigh 15.3 and size 20/22 and want to get to 10/11 stone or size 12/14 but really need support Is anyone else in the same boat we can help each other thanks for reading

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Pink4eva
Pink4eva1st 7lbs

Hi Liz, I am right there in the same boat as you😊Have been yo-yo dieting for yrs, joined SlimmingWorld 3 times, have lost 4-6 st on 4 occasions. I have put 60lbs back on over the past 15 months through bingeing, need I say more! I started LCHF about 2 months ago, was going ok until my birthday, now back on the ‘wagon’.

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Hello and welcome back Liz09

You are not alone in finding lockdown stressful and having gained weight as a result, but well done on coming back to the forum 😊

If you haven’t already then please have another read the Pinned Posts here healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh... as a few things have changed recently

As you may remember, this is a very busy forum with lots going on, and nothing beats joining in, reading posts and replying to others. Our group Weigh-in and the Daily Diary are probably the best places to start. Regular forum involvement is probably the best thing you can do to help with your weight loss and health improvement

Best wishes in your weight loss journey

Indigo 😊

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020

Thanks pink4eva and indigo for your reply I’ve just had a look into LCHP and it looks like something I could try and I will definitely join one of the weigh ins as that is what I find helpful when goin to Sw group being able to say I’ve lost weight and dreading having to say I’ve gained

ScouseJB
ScouseJBRestart July 2020 in reply to Liz09

Hi Liz, in exactly the same situation! I lose then gain over and over. The past 10 years has seen me vary between size 10/12 10st to size 20 15st. I’m currently on my second week and determined!!! You probably will agree with me that a diet is 90% mental and 10% “doing” 😁

Good Luck on your journey

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020 in reply to ScouseJB

I totally agree with you ScouseJB as once I’m losing weight and in the correct mindset I can do it but the minute I start gaining I lose hope and give up good luck with ur weight lose

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Liz09

Tagging Pink4eva and IndigoBlue61 so they see your reply

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020 in reply to BridgeGirl

Thanks for tagging them for me I’ve forgot how to tag people haven’t used this forum in a few yrs

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Liz09

Welcome back 🙂

You use @ then the name you want, without leaving a gap after the @. You'll get a drop-down menu; click on the name you want when it's in blue

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020 in reply to BridgeGirl

Thank u

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator in reply to Liz09

Group support is invaluable so I hope you find the forum helpful in that regard. We don’t generally tell you off for gaining though 😂 Everyone has ups and downs

Good luck

So often I see people taking responsibility on themselves saying that their 'willpower failed' rather than that the diet failed to address the biochemistry of hunger and cravings (leading to unsustainable yo-yo weight loss and weight gain).

I find successful weight-loss is a balance between (1) finding a science-based approach that works, and (2) sticking to it.

Many practical ideas can be found in the Daily Diary and Weigh-In threads as has been suggested. 😄

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020 in reply to SofaJockey

Hi sofajockey thanks for ur support and suggestions I have joined the Wednesday weigh in so it begins today

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone

Hi, that definitely sounds familiar to me but I'm doing lchf now and hopefully that's all behind me !

Would you like to join us on the weigh in? Here's the link, I hope to see you there! :-) x

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020 in reply to Lytham

Thanks lytham I have posted my starting weight in

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3 stone in reply to Liz09

Brilliant, I'll see you there! :-) x

Thehappyman
ThehappymanMaintainer

slimming world should have been investigated by the Fraud squad years ago.

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020 in reply to Thehappyman

It’s a hard one as I have lost weight with sw and know many people that have too but also many people that have regained the weight and only a few that have made it a lifestyle change

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Liz09

That’s the whole thing. You lose it. Woo hoo. But then it all goes back on. It’s not a sustainable lifestyle - the body is not designed to live without fat, so you put it back on, and more.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Hidden

PS not you personally but generic you

Thehappyman
ThehappymanMaintainer in reply to Liz09

I should of put a smiley face on the end of my post really.

I know you must be very upset with having to start all over again..but lessons no doubt have been learned and this time you will not only lose it but will have gained the knowledge that will boost your confidence and will power.

You will be fine, just keep on posting 🙂

StillConcerned
StillConcernedMaintainer

I don't want to make you feel un-special Liz09, the regain and more is what happens to the vast majority of people that diet.

Begin with the end in mind; how are you going to maintain that loss for life?

I would suggest that you practice maintaining for a week after each month of weight loss because not only does that get you used to how to maintain, but also stops your body slowing its metabolism, getting used to the low intake.

And now to the art of maintaining. We all know the bit about if you've lost a pound of fat that's 3500 calories, that's 500 kcal per day, blah, blah. When you put a stop to this then, allow for having lost a bit of mass and not needing quite as much energy, that's maybe 400 kcal per day to add back.

I hope you're still awake, here's the key bit, if your carb intake and protein intake were adequate before (whilst losing the weight), then don't add to them now. The vast majority of those 400 kcal needs to come from fat because carbs and protein stimulate the master energy storage hormone insulin.

Ta da, Even if you've made a conscious effort previously to increase your intake in proportion to how you've been eating, you would significantly have changed the energy your body was having to deal with because you replaced the fat it was burning with carbs and protein it wasn't using previously, plus increasing the amount of energy storage hormone you produce. How crazy is that ;-) ?

For the past 20 years, at least. You are probably regaining the weight because you keep certain diet for some time and when you reach you goal you go back to the regular food you are used to. I'm afraid you will need to pay attention to this detail from now on. To reduce the number of times you eat certain types of food, or to get rid of them for good.

I'm reading the book The Obesity Code and I would strongly suggest you to read it. You are going to understand the effects processed food creates in our bodies not the day after, but months after.

AnnieW55
AnnieW55Maintainer

Liz09 See my post of yesterday Nutritional Nuggets. It’s a long presentation but worth the time. It might give you some pointers to keeping your losses off.

amykp
amykpVisitor

Yes, it is not your lack of willpower, it is your insulin system. Losing weight, then gaining it back... There must be a reason this is a familiar story, right? Does nobody have willpower?

You can watch Jason Fung online or listen to one of his podcasts. He is the doctor who wrote The Obesity code. He does such a good job of explaining the root cause of obesity. It will really help you understand how to change your diet in a way that makes a HUGE difference.

BTW--after years of the same yo yo dieting, I finally lost 60 lbs, and I've kept it off now for 10 years. And it doesn't take willpower as much as knowledge.

dietdoctor.com/authors/dr-j...

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020

Thanks everyone for the advice I will definitely have a look at the obesity code it sounds interesting

Happybody
Happybody2020 July

I need to loose around stone and half to get into my BMI bracket and for me to feel more comfortable in my nursing uniform. Wearing scrubs at moment which has give in trousers. Not good as it allows you to eat and it expands with you. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Happybody

I have now banned leggings from my wardrobe for that reason...

Happybody
Happybody2020 July

Me too unless it is for exercise 😂

Liz09
Liz09Restart July 2020

I’m forever living in jeggings it’s only when I had to go back to work 5 weeks ago I realised my work trousers were a little tight

Pink4eva
Pink4eva1st 7lbs

Hi again, just read your previous post. I am around the same weight, and in the same ‘boat’, so to speak. Also I am a member of SW, had lost weight, although I was more calorie counting than following the plan. Have put 60lbs back on over the previous 15 months. Was getting desperate not to put on any more weight. At my heaviest I was 16st12lbs. Then I found this forum and started LCHF eating.

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